February 28, 2017


The Bridal Path – 1959 | 95 mins | Comedy | Colour

Plot Synopsis

The Bridal Path

Gentle vintage comedy adapted from Nigel Tranter’s novel and set against the backdrop of spectacular Highland scenery. Starring Bill Travers, Fiona Clyne, George Cole and Gordon Jackson.

A young Hebridean farmer, Ewan McEwan (Bill Travers), goes wife-hunting on the Scottish mainland when the island’s elders decree there is too much in-breeding on their fair shores and as a consequence they forbid first cousins to marry. Believing she is Ewan’s first cousin, his sweetheart Katie (Fiona Clyne) leaves the island and takes passage to Glasgow. With only a handful of women to choose from, Ewan heads to the mainland in search of a wife. Arriving in Oban with a wish-list of requirements for his new prospective wife, Ewan soon discovers that the police are after him believing him to be a slave trader and salmon poacher — and he does not know why. The misunderstandings are eventually cleared up and Ewan returns home with a choice that shocks the craggy locals.

Production Team

Frank Launder: Director
Wilfred Shingleton: Art Direction
Arthur Ibbetson: Cinematography
Geoffrey Foot: Editing
Bill Griffiths: Makeup Department
Bill Lodge: Makeup Department
Cedric Thorpe Davie: Original Music
Sidney Gilliat: Producer
Frank Launder: Producer
Geoffrey Willans: Script
Frank Launder: Script
Leslie Hodgson: Sound Department
Red Law: Sound Department
Fressy Ryan: Sound Department


Bill Travers: Ewan MacEwan
George Cole: Police Sergeant Bruce
Bernadette O’Farrell: Siona
Duncan Macrae: HQ Police Sergeant
Alex Mackenzie: Finlay
Patricia Bredin: Margaret
Fiona Clyne: Katie
Dilys Laye: Isobel
Eddie Byrne: Mike Flanagan
Terry Scott: PC Donald
Gordon Jackson: PC Alec

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