The Brothers

(1947)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama | 1h 38min |
A
| Stars: Patricia Roc, Will Fyffe, Maxwell Reed

An orphan girl comes to a Skye fishing family at the turn of the century, and causes sexual jealousy and tragedy

Mary Lawson, a Scottish orphan, arrives on the Isle of Skye in 1900.

Taken in by the Macraes, lifelong enemies of the MacFarishes, Mary is treated coldy and harshly.

Lonely, Mary befriends Will MacFarish, a friendship that creates jealousy and passion that tears apart the brothers.

Cast

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British actress Patricia Roc strikes a sexy pose in a publicity shot for Jassy (1947).
Mary
Will Fyffe (as Aeneas McGrath) in a screenshot from The Brothers (1947) (2)
Aeneas McGrath
Maxwell Reed, British actor, photo (1)
Maxwell Reed
Fergus Macrae
Finlay Currie
Hector Macrae
John Laurie
Dugald
Andrew Crawford
Willie McFarish
Duncan Macrae
John Macrae
Morland Graham
Angus McFarish
Megs Jenkins
Angustina McFarish
James Woodburn
Priest
David McAllister
George McFarish
Patrick Boxill
The Informer
Donald McAllister
George McFarish
David Keir
Postman
Jack Lambert
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Reviews

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Wildly melodramatic but good-looking open-air melodrama, a surprising and striking British film of its time. Macrae gives a splendidly malevolent performance. (Halliwell’s)

Film clips

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Main title from The Brothers (1947).  An orphan girl comes to a Skye fishing family at the turn of the century, and causes sexual jealousy and tragedy

The Brothers (1947) opening credits

Date published

Main title from The Brothers (1947). An orphan girl comes to a Skye fishing family at the turn of the century, and causes sexual jealousy and tragedy.

Mary (Patricia Roc) is accused by Hector (Finlay Currie) of bringing shame on the Macrae familty

Shame on the Macraes

Date published

Mary (Patricia Roc) is accused by Hector (Finlay Currie) of bringing shame on the Macrae familty.

Aeneas McGrath (Will Fyffe) tells the story of the girl of Barra

The girl of Barra

Date published

Aeneas McGrath (Will Fyffe) tells the story of the girl of Barra.

Pictures

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Will Fyffe (as Aeneas McGrath) in a screenshot from The Brothers (1947) (2)
Patricia Roc (as Mary) and Finlay Currie (as Hector Macrae) in a screenshot from The Brothers (1947) (1)
Screenshot from The Brothers (1947) (4). The place: the island of Skye
Screenshot from The Brothers (1947) (3). The time: Spring, 1900
Main title from The Brothers (1947). By L A G Strong (5)
Main title from The Brothers (1947) (4). Patricia Roc, Will Fyffe, Maxwell Reed with John Laurie and Finlay Currie in
Main title from The Brothers (1947) (3)
Main title from The Brothers (1947) (2)
Main title from The Brothers (1947) (1)
Patricia Roc (as Mary) and Maxwell Reed (as Fergus Macrae) in a poster for The Brothers (1947) (2)
The Brothers DVD with Patricia Roc and Maxwell Reed
Patricia Roc (as Mary) in a photograph from The Brothers (1947) (2)
Patricia Roc (as Mary) in a photograph from The Brothers (1947) (1)
Picture Show magazine with Patricia Roc and  Maxwell Reed in The Brothers.  July, 1947.
Poster for The Brothers (1947) (1)
Video cover from The Brothers (1947) (1)

Production

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Sydney Box
Producer / Writer (screenplay)
Muriel Box
Writer
David MacDonald
Writer
Paul Vincent Carroll
Writer
L AG Strong
Writer

Companies

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General Film Distributors (GFD)
Distribution company