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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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


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 »


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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