Prohibition for Triangle Scotch

Under 'General News and Notes' from Scottish Section

Writes an esteemed correspondent: - 'Aberdeen has waited long for its first Triangle film, but those Aberdonians who saw Peggy at La Scala last week decided that it was worth waiting for. Peggy was beautifully acted, beautifully produced, and altogether delightful except for -- but then, as the old wife said, 'There's aye a something'. Without doubt there should be a prohibition for Triangle Scotch. The fact that in his innocence, not to say ignorance, the American producer fondly imagines that the customary headgear of the Scot is a glengarry, is more amusing than otherwise, and does not detract from the pleasing effect produced by the picture. But when the producer attempts to obtain local colour by the introduction of dialect in the subtitles the result is too horrible for words. Such Scotch was never on land or sea. One specimen will suffice: "Thank the Laird there was na muir to see her," says one of the characters. What he wanted to say was: "Thank the Lord there was no more to see her." The fact that wherever you go you are sure to find a Scotsman -- usually pretty near the top -- is one of the best known of natural phenomenon. My respectful advice to the Triangle Company is to appoint their Scot Censor-in-Chief next time they produce a film the scenes of which are laid in Scotland. Then we shall have the perfect picture-play.

TitleProhibition for Triangle Scotch
Date1917-01-25
Comments
SourceThe Bioscope

Film(s)

Peggy