|Greyfriars Bobby 1961 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Don Chaffey
Cast: Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Alex Mackenzie, Kay Walsh, Vincent Winter, Gordon Jackson, Duncan Macrae, Andrew Cruickshank, Moultrie Kelsall, Freda Jackson, Joyce Carey, Jameson Clark, Rosalie Crutchley, Bruce Seton, Jack Lambert
This Disney film–set in Edinburgh, Scotland, during 1865–relates the story of a skye terrier named "Bobby" that returns to its deceased master's grave every night. The problem is that Greyfriars Cemetery does not allow dogs on the property. The caretaker, John Brown (Donald Crisp), becomes attached to Bobby, which puts him at odds with Constable MacLean (Duncan Macrae) who wants Bobby arrested if John will not pay Bobby's license fee. Now, the children of Edinburgh raise the money, and Bobby becomes the neighborhood pet. Based on a true story.
|Kidnapped 1960 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Adventure
Director: Robert Stevenson
Cast: Peter Finch, James MacArthur, Bernard Lee, Niall MacGinnis, John Laurie, Finlay Currie, Peter O'Toole, Miles Malleson, Oliver Johnston, Andrew Cruickshank, Duncan Macrae, Alex Mackenzie, Norman Macowan, Eileen Way, Jack Stewart
This Disney film is based on the Robert Louis Stevenson tale of David Balfour (James MacArthur) who inherits a fortune, and his evil uncle, Ebenezer (John Laurie), arranges for Captain Hoseason (Bernard Lee) to kidnap David and hold him on a slave ship. David is rescued, teams up with Alan Breck Stewart (Peter Finch), and the duo travels across Scotland in an attempt to regain what is rightfully his.
|The Little Kidnappers 1953 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Philip Leacock
Cast: Jon Whiteley, Vincent Winter, Duncan Macrae, Adrienne Corri, Theodore Bikel, Francis De Wolff, Jean Anderson, Jameson Clark, John Rae, Jack Stewart
Two children (Jon Whiteley and Vincent Winter) bring home an abandoned baby after their grandfather refuses to allow a dog in the house. Set in early 1900s Nova Scotia, this is an entertaining children's story. Both of the boys, Jon Whiteley and Vincent Winter, received Honorary Oscars for Outstanding Juvenile Performances.
|Our Man in Havana 1960 N/R, 111 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Carol Reed
Cast: Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ernie Kovacs, Noel Coward, Ralph Richardson, Jo Morrow, Paul Rogers, Gregoire Aslan, John Le Mesurier, Raymond Huntley, Ferdy Mayne, Maurice Denham, Jose Prieto, Duncan Macrae
This film adaptation of the Graham Greene novel features Alec Guinness as British expatriate Jim Wormold who, while living in pre-revolutionary Cuba, is recruited as a spy by British intelligence agent Hawthorne (Noel Coward). Wormold invents information on agents and events for which he is paid, and he uses his ill-begotten money for his daughter Milly (Jo Morrow) to appease her expensive tastes. The crooked police chief, Capt. Segura (Ernie Kovacs), believes that Wormold is truly a spy, and he finds Millie attractive. Wormold's reputation accelerates, and–in spite of his false reports–he actually performs a service for Britain.
|Whisky Galore! 1949 N/R, 82 min.|
aka: Tight Little Island
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Cast: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice, Gordon Jackson, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton, Wylie Watson, Jean Cadell, Morland Graham, Duncan Macrae
After a shipwreck off the Scottish island of Todday, the cargo of thousands of cases of whisky is carried off by the natives who have their work cut out for themselves in keeping their cache hidden from the customs agent (Basil Radford).
|1. Greyfriars Bobby (1961)|
2. Kidnapped (1960)
3. The Little Kidnappers (1953)
4. Our Man in Havana (1960)
5. Whisky Galore! (1949)
aka: Tight Little Island
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