Frenchman's Creek Movie Review 1944

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Adventure set in the 17th century features English noblewoman Lady Dona (Fontaine) fleeing her spineless husband Harry St. Columb (Forbes) and his lecherous friend, Lord Rockingham (Rathbone). She finds a Frenchman's ship anchored in a creek off her country estate and becomes dazzled by its dashing pirate captain (de Cordova). Unfortunately, the pirate is also a spy (since the Frenchies and the Brits are fighting as usual) and Rockingham discovers their secrets. When the Frenchman is captured, Lady Dona risks all to rescue him. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and remade for British TV in 1998.


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Available on VHS
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Adventures, Period Piece: 17th Century, Great Britain, Pirates, Swashbucklers, Books to Film: Daphne Du Maurier, Great Escapes
Talbot Jennings
Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Cordova, Basil Rathbone, Ralph Forbes, Nigel Bruce, Cecil Kellaway, Moyna MacGill
George Barnes
Mitchell Leisen
Victor Young
Paramount Pictures

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