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Frenchman's Creek (1944)

An English lady falls madly in love with a French Pirate.

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Dona St. Columb
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Jean Benoit Aubrey
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Lord Rockingham
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William
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Harry St. Columb
Harald Maresch ...
Edmond (as Harald Ramond)
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Pierre Blanc (as Billy Daniels)
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Lady Godolphin
Patricia Barker ...
Henrietta
David James ...
James
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An English lady bored with London society brings her 2 children to their country home. Her servant William is also working for a French pirate who holds up with his ship and crew off the coast. They soon meet and she embarks on an adventure with the pirates!

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A Lady of Fire and Ice... A Rogue of Steel and Gallantry


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20 September 1944 (USA)  »

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El pirata y la dama  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The only film featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in which they do not play Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. See more »

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A REAL SWASHBUCKLER
25 August 1999 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

My favorite pirate film was the "Black Swan" (and I didn't hate "Cutthroat Island", either!), but this is a close second even though there is less sea action and it's more ABOUT a pirate. The sets and acting are wonderful; the use of color is magnificent. This is a very enjoyable film with the gorgeous Joan Fonatine (Olivia deHavilland's estranged sister) acting up a storm and at her peak of pulchritude, and the magnificent Basil Rathbone demonstrating his soaring acting talent. The hilight of the film for me was one of the best fight scenes ever filmed - an all-out battle-to-the-death between Rathbone - and Fontaine!! A classic!


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