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In 1747, young David Balfour's life is threatened by his greedy uncle Ebenezer who wishes to become heir to the considerable Balfour estate.
Curiously, a shot of David Balfour peering around the back of a wooden keg with his right hand resting on a bushel of vegetables is on the front cover of the case of the 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Cinema Archives DVD, but it does not appear in the 90 min 13 sec version of the film on the DVD. The scene does appear after David tries to visit the Duke of Argyle at night, but is turned away by the guards at the gate, and then sneaks into the Duke's residence through the kitchen. At 1:19:00 there is a longer shot of a cook basting birds on spits over a large fire with David in the background passing behind two kegs and the vegetables on his way to the stairs, but not the closer shot of David pausing to peer around one of the kegs.
Duke of Argyle:
Better to deal with one martyr than a nation of martyrs.
When Freddie Bartholemew is walking to Edinburgh, he passes a road sign showing "Edinboro" which would be an Americanized spelling of the city.