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The Brothers (1947)

Approved | | Drama | 7 July 1947 (UK)
The MacFarishes and the Macraes are lifelong enemies living on a remote island in the Western Isles of Scotland. Mary Lawson is a Scottish orphan brought up in a convent who arrives on the ... See full summary »

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David MacDonald (as David Macdonald)

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L.A.G. Strong (by), Muriel Box (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Patricia Roc ... Mary
Will Fyffe ... Aeneas McGrath
Maxwell Reed ... Fergus Macrae
Finlay Currie ... Hector Macrae
Duncan Macrae ... John Macrae
John Laurie ... Dugald
Andrew Crawford Andrew Crawford ... Willie McFarish
James Woodburn James Woodburn ... Priest
Morland Graham Morland Graham ... Angus McFarish
Megs Jenkins ... Angustina
Patrick Boxill Patrick Boxill ... The Informer
Donald McAllister Donald McAllister ... George McFarish
David Keir David Keir ... Postman
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The MacFarishes and the Macraes are lifelong enemies living on a remote island in the Western Isles of Scotland. Mary Lawson is a Scottish orphan brought up in a convent who arrives on the weekly steamer to come and work as a servant to the Macres. Mary is warned that she must have no dealings with the MacFarish family but living a lonely life she encourages the friendship of Will MacFarish with tragic consequences. Written by Mandemus

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The Worthy Scottish Successor to Our Great Hit - "I Know Where I'm Going!"

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Brüder See more »

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Production Co:

Sydney Box Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Duncan Macrae. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: The Time SPRING, 1990

The Place THE ISLAND OF SKYE See more »

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An eerie tale of tragedy in the Scottish Highlands
10 August 1999 | by GlaschuSee all my reviews

I have seen this film only once, around 1975, but remember it vividly. "The Brothers" is an eerie tale of tragedy in the Scottish Highlands. Set in the Isle of Skye (known as "Eilean a' Cheò/Isle of the Mist") amidst the Gaelic-speaking Celts who inhabit the island, it is full of mystery and superstition surrounding a stern old patriarch, his two sons and the Atlantic coastal community they inhabit. The ensuing tragic story of love and crime wrought by the son is worthy of Shakespeare or classic Greek plays. I was reminded of it somewhat by "The Field" with Richard Harris. If only this film were still available. Someone please re-release it!


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