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The Brothers 1947 PG

98 mins United Kingdom Director. David Macdonald

John Laurie (still best known as Frazer in Dad’s Army) stars alongside Patricia Roc, who plays the orphan girl who comes between the two warring families. With its setting on the Isle of Skye and its stormy atmospherics, The Brothers is reminiscent of Michael Powell’s Scotland-set works from around the same period.

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Directed by

David Macdonald

Featuring

Patricia Roc

Will Fyffe

Maxwell Reed

John Laurie

Genres

Melodrama

Tags

Countryside

Collection

Forgotten Features

Certificate

PG

Released

1947

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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