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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.

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Peter Watkins

Writer:

Peter Watkins
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Cast

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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Drama | History | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

24 May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battle of Culloden See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

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 Described as 'an Irishman whose vanity is superseded only by his lack of wisdom.'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

Featured in Hooray for Holyrood (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bonnie Moorhen
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Sung by Colin Cater
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Vivid and chilling
27 October 2002 | by nosoapradioSee all my reviews

One of the best war films I've ever seen, as powerful as Paths of Glory and Apocalypse Now. Watkins' black-and-white "documentary" looks like it came out of a time warp. "They made a desert and called it peace". I wept. Issued by Time-Life, may be available at your local cult video shop.


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