SONG FOR PRINCE CHARLIE, a

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Places:

  • Borders
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Inner Hebrides
  • Stirlingshire
  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Celts and celtic culture
  • Music
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SONG FOR PRINCE CHARLIE, a

Reference number: 2256

Date: 1959

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and The Drambuie Liqueur Company

Production company: Anvil Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18 mins

Description: Told in song, the film follows the route taken by Bonnie Prince Charlie after the Battle of Culloden.

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Credits: This film is the story of the Stuart Rising in 1745, told in song against the background of the enduring Scottish landscape.

p. unit Hans Nieter, Ralph May, Ken Cameron, Adrian Jeakins, Walter Lassally, Bill Freeman, Pamela Paulet
nar. Duncan McIntyre
m.d. Edwin Astley songs by the Edinburgh University Singers
cond. Herrick Bunney

Shotlist: Credits "This film is the story of the Stuart Rising in 1745, told in song against the background of the enduring Scottish landscape" (0.24) ext. and int. shots of cottage Prince Charlie stayed in and gvs rocky coastline at Moidart where he landed from France (2.45) gvs Glenfinnan and shots of the Highlands (4.15) shots of Blair Atholl Castle (5.29) shots of Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood House (6.22) int. shots of Holyrood House with shots of men and women dancing (in period costume) (7.53) shots of countryside at Prestonpans (9.17) gvs Borders scenery, including Esk river (9.54) shots of border collie controlling flock of blackface sheep (10.26) gvs Culloden moor with shots of a stag and highland cattle (12.21) shots of memorial stone at Culloden (12.43) gvs west highlands and Isle of Skye intercut with portrait of Flora McDonald (15.30) shots of actor portraying Prince Charlie, writing down the secret ingredients of his royal liqueur Drambuie for his companion McKinnon (16.06) gvs highland scenery (18.02) ecs (18.23)