Tuesday, September 10, 2013


The Walt Disney Studio had money frozen in England from box office receipts.  Disney decided to spend this money producing some films over seas.  Treasure Island, The Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men, The Sword and The Rose and then there's Rob Roy the Highland Rogue.

Rob Roy the Highland Rogue was based on a book by Sir Walter Scott, the author of Ivanhoe, but this is no Ivanhoe.

Guys running around in kilts, undecipherable accents and a story that has something to do with the English vanishing the name of Rob Roy's clan McGregor.  It's all about the Scottish clans fighting off the oppressive rule of the British in the 1715 uprising like anyone could care about that in a movie. 

This is a film you really have to pay attention to.  Those accents make for some seriously hard going as you try to figure out what is happening  By the end of the film Rob Roy takes his bagpipes and marches to London to see the King in a scene so ridiculous it would almost be funny if you could understand what they were saying to each other.

This is an unusual stinko of a film from the Disney Studio in spite of the very good looking production they spend their frozen assets on.

81 minutes

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