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Frenchman's Creek (1998)

Seeking to escape the stifling London court society, the beautiful headstrong Lady Dona St. Columb flees to her family estate on the Cornish coast. Her new freedom swiftly brings her into ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Bonehill ... Guilliame
Jeremy Child ... Lord Feversham
Christian Cloarec Christian Cloarec ... Labouret
Anthony Delon ... Jean Aubrey
Tim Dutton ... Lord Rockingham
James Fleet ... Sir Harry
Tara Fitzgerald ... Lady Dona St. Columb
Constantine Gregory ... Killigrew
Thierry Harcourt ... Jean-Jacques
Michael Jenn ... Rashleigh
Emma Wilson Emma Wilson ... Lucy (as Emma Niven)
Patrick Romer Patrick Romer ... Masterson
Anna Popplewell ... Henrietta
Mika Simmons ... Prudence
Jack Snell Jack Snell ... Charles
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Seeking to escape the stifling London court society, the beautiful headstrong Lady Dona St. Columb flees to her family estate on the Cornish coast. Her new freedom swiftly brings her into contact with the dashingly handsome French privateer Jean Aubrey who sweeps her off her feet and into a world of adventure on the high seas very different from her dull and boring life at court with her husband Sir Harry. Together with Jean Aubrey and her enigmatic servant William, Lady Dona conceives a daring plan to steal a ship right from under the noses of the English authorities. The theft enrages the authorities who make every effort to trap the French Pirate. However, as the noose begins to tighten around the lovers, Lady Dona is faced with the dilemma of duty and children with Sir Harry or freedom and excitement with Jean Aubrey. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Remake of 1944 film starring Joan Fontaine and Arturo de Cordova. See more »

Connections

Version of Frenchman's Creek (1944) See more »

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Okay on a Wet Afternoon
24 September 2006 | by kitsilanoca-1See all my reviews

Having read the book many years ago, my memory of the story wasn't at it's best when I started to watch this adaption. Still, I found it hard to feel much empathy for the heroine, Lady Dona, her behaviour being totally selfish. No wonder her daughter was willing to betray her mother's French lover and his cohorts. After all the woman did rip the highly religious little girl's crucifix from around her neck and toss it out the carriage window! Also her husband may be not as exciting as her French lover, but he obvious adores her and has more balls than she gives him credit for.

I was disappointed with the feeling this production gave me in general. Being a English history buff, I must admit my political support was with Dutch King William of Orange and Queen Mary (King James' eldest daughter and heir) and his Protestant supporters, as Catholic James II was a pig-headed, stubborn man, unlike his brother Charles II, and didn't know when to keep his religious beliefs to himself in such religiously turbulent times. Maybe those unaware of politics of that time will enjoy it more. Don't if you are aware of the consequences of James II's foolishness. One should also be aware that the people of Cornwall and Devon bore a grudge against James II because he slaughtered many of their men who rose in support of Charles II illegitimate son, the Duke of Monmouth, who tried to claim the throne from his uncle in an uprising. Watch the 2000 BBC adaption Lorna Doone, which takes place at the same time. A much better production.


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25 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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