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Comin' Thro the Rye (1947)

Biopic of Robbie Burns with a lot of Scottish singing. Heavy on narrative.

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Credited cast:
Terence Alexander ... Robert Burns
Patricia Burleigh ... Highland Mary
Beryl Bowen ... Clarinda
Olivia Barley ... Jean Armour
Sylvia Abbott ... Handsome Nell
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Bruce Belfrage ... Commentator (voice)
Grace Denbeigh-Russell ... (as Grace Denbigh Russell)
Arthur Dent
Trefor Jones
Arthur Lawrence
Gilbert McAllister ... Commentator (voice)
Hamish Menzies ... Commentator (voice)
Walter C. Mycroft
Molly Weir
Sylvia Welling
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Biopic of Robbie Burns with a lot of Scottish singing. Heavy on narrative.

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December 1947 (UK)  »

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Terence Alexander, usually posh flyers or rich businessmen cast as Robbie Burns. Doesn't get to speak much. See more »

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COMING THRU' THE RYE
Sung by Sylvia Welling
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Terence Alexander as Robbie Burns!
6 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Now you could imagine many Scottish actors playing Robbie Burns but definitely not Terance Alexander.Mind you this is more a drama documentary than a straightforward biopic.There is a lot of music interspersed with the many scenic views of his native area throughout the film.The interiors were made in that very Scottish area called Maida Vale.There are a number of actors who speak the narration which runs through the film.I think that it is one of the Scottish actors reading Burns poems rather than Alexander attempting a Scottish accent.I am not sure what Burns lovers will make of this.I think that they might burst a blood vessel.It is the sort of cheap support films turned out aplenty in that era.


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