DVD Region 2. Laxdale Hall, a rarely seen Scottish comedy, is a 1952 film directed by John Eldridge and starring Ronald Squire, Kathleen Ryan, Raymond Huntley, Prunella Scales, Fulton Mackay, Roddy McMillan, Jameson Clark and Jean Colin, with Rikki Fulton as a poacher in his first film role.
The few residents of Laxdale who own cars are refusing to pay their road fund licence because of the poor state of the only road which links them to the rest of Scotland.
A parliamentary delegation including Samuel Pettigrew, M.P. (Raymond Huntley) and Andrew Flett (Fulton Mackay) is dispatched to the Scottish Highlands to quell the rebellion! Along the way they encounter resistance from school teacher Morag McLeod (Prunella Scales, in her first film) and her roguish dad, Roderick McLeod (Jameson Clark). With a brief appearance by Rikki Fulton in his film debut as a salmon poacher there's plenty of action and laughter.
Filmed around scenic Applecross, "Laxdale Hall" is not to be missed.
DIRECTOR: John Eldridge
PRODUCER: Alfred Shaughnessy
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: John Grierson
ACTORS: Raymond Huntley, Ronald Squire, Kathleen Ryan, Fulton Mackay, Prunella Scales, Sebastian Shaw, Jean Colin, Andrew Keir, Jamieson Clark, Rikki Fulton, Eric Woodburn
WRITER: From the novel by Eric Linklater
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Arthur Grant
MUSIC: Frank Spencer
EDITOR: Bernard Gribble
SCREENPLAY: Alfred Shaughnessy and John Eldridge
SPECIAL FEATURES: Emma's Dilemma a silent comedy made by Rikki Fulton who plays all the parts. A tale of a young woman and her baby in terrible peril!
SUBTITLES: In English for the deaf and hard of hearing
FEATURE RUNNING TIME: 75 mins
FORMAT: DVD Region 2 | Aspect ratio 1.33:1 | b/w
ENCODING: Video PAL MPEG2 PsF | Audio: Dolby Digital Mono 2.0
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 85 mins