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Culloden (1964)

A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.

Director:

Peter Watkins

Writer:

Peter Watkins
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Uncredited cast:
Tony Cosgrove Tony Cosgrove ... Lt. Ward / Field Interviewer (uncredited)
Olivier Espitalier-Noel Olivier Espitalier-Noel ... Prince Charles Edward Stuart (uncredited)
Don Fairservice Don Fairservice ... English Officer (uncredited)
George McBean George McBean ... Alexander McDonald (uncredited)
Robert Oates Robert Oates ... Pvt. Alexander Laing (uncredited)
Patrick Watkins Patrick Watkins ... Crying Baby (uncredited)
Peter Watkins Peter Watkins ... Field Interviewer (uncredited)
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A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.

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In the 40-min mark, one British soldier appears to bayonet a wounded soldier lying on the ground, but as the latter stands up, it turns out that the former had stabbed the ground. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [introducing the Jacobite military command] Sir Thomas Sheridan, Jacobite military secretary. Suffering advanced debility and loss of memory. Former military engagement, 56 years ago. Sir John MacDonald, Jacobite captain of cavalry. Aged, frequently intoxicated, described as 'a man of the most limited capacities.' John William O'Sullivan, Jacobite quartermaster general. Described as 'an Irishman whose vanity is superseded only by his lack of wisdom.' Prince Charles Edward Stuart, Jacobite ...
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Connections

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My Bonnie Moorhen
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Sung by Colin Cater
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BBC News style Docudrama portraying the Battle of Culloden.
7 September 1999 | by dewexSee all my reviews

A BBC News/documentary style fictional presentation of the Last battle fought on UK Soil between the Protestant "Butcher" Duke of Cumberland's Royalist Army and the Highland Clansmen ,led fruitlessly by Catholic pretender to the throne, "Bonny" Prince Charlie.

Cumberland's "modern" troops massacre the ill-fed, ill-equipped and exhausted Clansmen army and drive Charlie out of the Country. They then proceed to rapidly "ethnically cleanse" the highlands of it's indiginous people and claim it as English soil.

More harrowing than the notorious "The War Game" by the same director.

Despite the conflict in sixties news presentation style and historical setting, still totally believable. Should be watched in preference or in accompaniment to "Braveheart".


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

24 May 1968 (USA) See more »

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