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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue (1953)

In early 18th century Scotland, a rebel leader called Rob Roy McGregor (Richard Todd) leads the clans in revolt against English authority. Since this is a Walt Disney family film, I wouldn't look to it for historical accuracy but rather as a myth of a legendary hero. As such, while it lacks the intensity of the 1995 film version titled ROB ROY (no highland rogue), it's a lively adventure and the great Guy Green's camera work makes great use of the authentic Scotland landscapes. Harold French directed. With a feisty Glynis Johns as McGregor's wife, James Robertson Justice, Michael Gough, Finlay Currie, Geoffrey Keen, Eric Pohlmann as King George I and May Hallatt (BLACK NARCISSUS).

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