17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to the roads as a highwayman! The thrill of these ventures proves addictive...especially when she meets a male highwayman who becomes her lover. Together, the two desperados lead a gay secret life, pursued by the local magistrate Sir Ralph Skelton...Barbara's husband! To what further crimes will the wicked Lady Skelton descend? Written by
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Mason meets his match in "The Wicked Lady". (Title lobby card).
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Did You Know?
Both Margaret Lockwood and Patricia Roc were brought back to Gainsborough to reshoot some of their scenes with less revealing décolleté versions of their revealing wardrobe. Despite this, "The Wicked Lady" was the very first British film to be cut by Hollywood censors due to leading lady Margaret Lockwood
's still remaining revealing cleavage. See more
The wedding scene shows two musicians playing clarinets. The clarinet wasn't invented until 1690. The movie takes place in the 1680s. See more
I hate cruelty.
That's unusual... in a woman.
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Music by Henry Purcell
Arranged by Hubert Bath See more