Laxdale Hall (1953)

Dir. John Eldridge / UK / Comedy, Romance / B&W / 77m

A classic tale of the canny Highlanders taking the Sassenachs to the cleaners.

The essence of the situation has great similarities with other contemporary films like 'Whisky Galore', and has inspired more modern ones like 'Local Hero'.

The five owners of motor cars in the parish of Laxdale hold a tax revolt to protest the absence of a proper road into a remote village on the West Coast of Scotland near Skye. A parliamentary delegation is sent from London to restore order.

After a few days amongst them, the visitors come to appreciate the locals' lifestyle.

Lots of recognisable (if young) faces in the cast and some great Scottish locations on show.

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Bealach na Ba, Applecross, Kyle of Lochalsh

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