7.0/10
98
9 user 5 critic

The Brothers (1947)

Approved | | Drama | 7 July 1947 (UK)
The MacFarishes and the Macraes are lifelong enemies living on a remote island in the Western Isles of Scotland. Mary Lawson is a Scottish orphan brought up in a convent who arrives on the ... See full summary »

Director:

David MacDonald (as David Macdonald)

Writers:

L.A.G. Strong (by), Muriel Box (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Holiday Camp (1947)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Huggett family go to a holiday camp, and get involved in crooked card players, a murderer on the run, and a pregnant young girl and her boyfriend missing from home.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Flora Robson, Dennis Price, Jack Warner
The Red Angel (1966)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura
Stars: Ayako Wakao, Shinsuke Ashida, Yûsuke Kawazu
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two strangers meet when they miss their trains, and end up spending a penniless day and night together. An English version of It Happened One Night (1934).

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Nino Martini, Patricia Roc, Bonar Colleano
Certificate: Passed Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous twenty-five years in his home town of Browdley. As Councilman and Newspaper Editor, George ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: John Mills, Martha Scott, Patricia Roc
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850's Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In need of cash, Roger Cavendish and his valet take a job escorting the perfect woman for a night on the town. She is in fact the robotic creation of Professor Belman, but it turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles
Stars: Patricia Roc, Stanley Holloway, Nigel Patrick
Dear Murderer (1947)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree
Stars: Eric Portman, Greta Gynt, Dennis Price
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple... See full summary »

Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder
Stars: Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When concert pianist Lissa Campbell learns that she has a serious heart problem. she vows to enjoy what time she has left. On taking her first holiday, she meets Kit Firth, a pilot on leave... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Arliss
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Stewart Granger, Patricia Roc
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A noblewoman begins to lead a dangerous double life in order to alleviate her boredom.

Director: Leslie Arliss
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the early part of this century, Maddelena a teenage Italian girl, is attacked whilst walking in the woods. The attack leaves her mentally scarred and our story flashes forward to the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree
Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger, Patricia Roc
Jassy (1947)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 17th. century England, Jassy is believed a witch because she has sometimes visions of approaching disasters. When Barney Hatton, an impoverished gentry whose gambling father has lost the... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Patricia Roc, Dennis Price
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Patricia Roc ... Mary
Will Fyffe ... Aeneas McGrath
Maxwell Reed ... Fergus Macrae
Finlay Currie ... Hector Macrae
Duncan Macrae ... John Macrae
John Laurie ... Dugald
Andrew Crawford Andrew Crawford ... Willie McFarish
James Woodburn James Woodburn ... Priest
Morland Graham Morland Graham ... Angus McFarish
Megs Jenkins ... Angustina
Patrick Boxill Patrick Boxill ... The Informer
Donald McAllister Donald McAllister ... George McFarish
David Keir David Keir ... Postman
Edit

Storyline

The MacFarishes and the Macraes are lifelong enemies living on a remote island in the Western Isles of Scotland. Mary Lawson is a Scottish orphan brought up in a convent who arrives on the weekly steamer to come and work as a servant to the Macres. Mary is warned that she must have no dealings with the MacFarish family but living a lonely life she encourages the friendship of Will MacFarish with tragic consequences. Written by Mandemus

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Worthy Scottish Successor to Our Great Hit - "I Know Where I'm Going!"

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Brüder See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sydney Box Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Duncan Macrae. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The Time SPRING, 1900

The Place THE ISLAND OF SKYE See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Under Produced Film
7 November 2010 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

I only rated this film 5/10 as it seemed under-produced.There was always something missing in the storyline, the casting and even the filming.We had some authentic Scottish actors (but not Megs Jenkins who was Welsh) but Patricia Roc was badly miscast as the leading lady.I prefer to see her in the roles she was good at e.g. those she appeared as leading support for Margaret Lockwood The producers were shy about our sensitivities (probably as a result of war-time censorship) in that we did not see her demise in the film, nor the elder brother's demise by the male islanders on the Isle of Skye who came to exact revenge using the same curious method of execution they had earlier meted out to a turncoat who had shopped them to the excise men.The ending was unsatisfactory and rather abrupt.


2 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed