The Pride of the Clan (1917)

Dir. Maurice Tourneur / USA / Drama, Romance / B&W silent / 84m

One of the very first feature film representations of Scotland. There had been shorts and single-reelers before but here, Hollywood silent movie star Mary Pickford really puts Scotland on the map in all its mythic glory. There are rolling hills of heather, rugged mountains, cruel seas and tough hairy men battling to feed their hard faced womenfolk. Everything that became the cinematic ideal of Scotland is established here.

When the last chieftain of his clan on an island off the coast of Scotland dies at sea, his only daughter, Marget, must assume the responsibilities of leadership. Marget's burden is partially eased by her blossoming romance with Jamie Campbell, a man with a secret past that neither are aware of. Love looks off the cards until a disaster at sea paves the way for a happy ending.

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