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Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue (1953). "Aye she's a bonney lass."



Storyline :After the 1715 defeat of the clans, one of the highland leaders, Rob Roy MacGregor escapes, has lots of adventures, gets married, and eventually becomes enough of a nuisance to George I to be outlawed, and hunted by the English

Directors: Harold French

Writers: Lawrence Edward Watkin(screenplay) & Walter Scott(novel)

Stars: Richard Todd, Glynis Scott, James Justice & Michael Gough

Awards: None

Film Budget: $1,800,000

Gross Worldwide: Unknown


We have never watched a movie with so many many.


Every minute flames with furious action! These facts however do not...

  1. This was the final Walt Disney Studios production to be shot at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, England.

  2. When Lady Margaret is wounded, there is a framed portrait of a man visible in the room behind her. From the style of his wig, it clearly dates from several decades after the setting of the story - probably 1780s.

  3. Lady Margaret's wound seems to move. When first hit, she presses her hand to her ribs, but when hiding it, she smooths her shawl carefully over her breast. Her breathing difficulties suggest the wound is indeed in the chest. Helen seems to be looking towards her bosom when she notices it, but there is no visible blood. The most plausible in-universe explanation is that the ball glanced off her stays and went up into the breast, but it's more likely poor continuity combined with Disney/Hays Code coyness over chest-wounds in women.


The Highland Rogue is not flying high on Disney+ but you can watch it on youtube for free or rent it on amazon prime.

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