The Radio Times logo

Laxdale Hall

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1953
  • John Eldridge
  • 73 mins
  • U

Summary

A parliamentary delegation is dispatched from London to the Scottish Highlands, where a community is protesting at its poor transport links. After a few days of interesting meetings, the visitors begin to fully appreciate the locals' lifestyle. Romantic comedy, starring Ronald Squire and Kathleen Ryan.

Advertisement

Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

The huge success of director Alexander Mackendrick's Whisky Galore! meant it was inevitable that film-makers would cast around for more stories of wily Scots running rings around the stiff-necked English. However, lightning didn't strike twice and this tale of the battle between Whitehall and a tiny Hebridean island, whose inhabitants won't pay a hated road tax, lacks the magic sparkle of Mackendrick's classic. Look out for Fulton Mackay of TV sitcom Porridge fame in an early role.

How to watch

Loading

Credits

Cast

rolename
General MathesonRonald Squire
Catriona MathesonKathleen Ryan
Samuel Pettigrew MPRaymond Huntley
Hugh Marvell MPSebastian Shaw
Andrew FlettFulton Mackay
Lucy PettigrewJean Colin
Roderick McLeodJameson Clark
Morag McLeodPrunella Scales

Crew

rolename
DirectorJohn Eldridge

Details

Theatrical distributor
Group 3 Ltd
Language
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content