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Film and TV
Laxdale Hall / The Glen is Ours
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Laxdale Hall, a rarely seen British comedy receiving its first release to home entertainment, is a 1952 film directed by John Eldridge and starring Ronald Squire, Kathleen Ryan, Raymond Huntley, Prunella Scales, Fulton Mackay, Roddy McMillan, Jameson Clark and Jean Colin, with Rikki Fulton as a poacher in his first film role.
The few residents of Laxdale who own cars are refusing to pay their road fund licence because of the poor state of the only road which links them to the rest of Scotland. A parliamentary delegation including Samuel Pettigrew, M.P. (Raymond Huntley) and Andrew Flett (Fulton Mackay) is dispatched to the Scottish Highlands to quell the rebellion! Along the way they encounter resistance from school teacher Morag McLeod (Prunella Scales, in her first film) and her roguish dad, Roderick McLeod (Jameson Clark). With a brief appearance by Rikki Fulton in his film debut as a salmon poacher there's plenty of action and laughter.
Filmed amongst the beautiful scenery of Applecross, Laxdale Hall is not to be missed.
Also features The Glen Is Ours (1946), a timeless parable of politicians at odds with the will of their electorate. Recently de-mobbed Hector Andrews takes to the hustings to stop Cadisburn Glen being sold and converted from a beauty spot into an amusement park. With Ealing stalwarts Edie Martin and Anthony Baird, and Sheila Latimer, recently seen in BBC Scotland?s Still Game.
Complete with a 12-page illustrated booklet with viewing notes by film journalist and author Brian Pendreigh. (Pal)