FICKLE FORTUNE

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Subjects:

  • Crime, punishment and law enforcement
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Historical

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: FICKLE FORTUNE

Reference number: 0509

Date: 1930c

Director: d. J. Martin Mackay Jr

Sponsor: Bearsden Film Club

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 15.30 minsc

Description: Dramatised film of an incident in the life of Rob Roy MacGregor, set in the Trossachs.

Entered in the Scottish Amateur Film Festival 1933.

Credits: Cast
Jean Campbell Margaret Peat, Captain Cotterill John M. White, Rob Roy A.S. Henderson, Helen MacGregor Dorothy Peploe, Mrs McAlpine Gladys White, Robert Og MacGregor A.R.F. McKie, Hamish MacGregor C.W. Stoll, Tibbie Joyce Quaile, Fergus John Meek, Dougall John West, Morag Rosemary Peploe, Meg Thora Ponsford, Clanswomen Maisie S. Dykes, Molly G. McNaughton, Blossom Luke, Jasmine Luke, Lilian C. Ponsford, Jenny Brownlie, Soldiers P.S.W. Peat, Archd. Holmes, Hamish Luke, Clansmen A.B. Brownlee, Arnott Hunter, William Doyle

scenario by D E Stevenson
camera Douglas G Russell
properties by P.S.W. Peat
costumes by Gladys White

Shotlist: Fickle Fortune - an incident in the life of Rob Roy MacGregor. Roy Roy has been outlawed and is in hiding in the Trossachs. His band is suprised by a party of Red Coats. Rob Roy escapes and the outlaws get away taking a red coat officer prisoner. The red Coat is freed by one of the clanswomen who is his lover. The outlaws discover her treachery and plan to drown her but Rob Roy arrives and saves her from her fate. (15.00 minsc at 16 fps)