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Film Clips - The Brothers

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This is a brief extract from the 1947 film The Brothers which is supposedly set on Skye. It was largely filmed in the studio but there are scenes actually filmed in Scotland (or at least the background movie was filmed there). Gavin Maxwell's boat briefly features in the initial scene.  The film is a Greek tragedy essentially with a strange version of English dialogue and melodramatic action. This scene has nothing to do with the plot but seems to be gratuitous - did anyone ever murder anyone like this? - it seems unlikely.

Just as weird is this scene in which our hero gets his thumb caught between some rocks whilst trying to pull out a lobster. I was just left wondering at the mind that dreamt up the scene and the dialogue (not to mention how the actors kept a straight face).

So there you have it - weird.

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