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The Wicked Lady (1945)




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In this drama, set during the reign of King Charles II, the aristocratic Lady Skelton (Margaret Lockwood) attempts to relieve the tedium of her day-to-day life by secretly acting as a highway robber. Meeting up with the rogue Captain Jerry Jackson (James Mason), the two begin a relationship. When her private and public lives begin to interfere with one another, however, Lady Skelton finds herself caught up in a tangled web of romance, danger, and jealousy. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Magdalen King-Hall, Leslie Arliss
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Universal Pictures


Margaret Lockwood
as Barbara Worth/Lady S...
James Mason
as Capt. Jerry Jackson
Patricia Roc
as Caroline
Griffith Jones
as Sir Ralph Skelton
Michael Rennie
as Kit Locksby
Enid Stamp Taylor
as Lady Henrietta Kings...
Felix Aylmer
as Hogarth
David Horne
as Martin Worth
Martita Hunt
as Cousin Agatha Trimbl...
Francis Lister
as Lord Kingsclere
Amy Dalby
as Aunt Doll
Beatrice Varley
as Aunt Moll
Helen Goss
as Mistress Betsy
Muriel Aked
as Mrs. Munce
Ivor Barnard
as Clergyman
Emrys Jones
as Ned Cotterell
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Amid the romantic highwaymen, secret passages and poisoned elderberry wine, the bogus sentiments expressed by the actors are a perfect match for the bogus look of their hair pieces.

Full Review… | June 15, 2015
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Producers claim that this story is 'set in the days of Charles II'. Sets, costumes and a comely bunch of femmes bear out the claim. But the period atmosphere is not convincing.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Former critic and screenwriter Arliss [is] the unfortunate director having to contend with the recalcitrant mechanics of Lime Grove studio ruralism.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Filled with silly twists and overwrought melodrama, it has a distinctive sensibility, two charismatic anti-heroes who invest their roles with personality and energy, and a stylized, unreal flamboyance that keeps them lively.

Full Review… | March 24, 2016

This lushly costumed drama is surprisingly boring, but Mason stands out with his swagger and gusto while the rest of the cast members are sadly unconvincing.

Full Review… | June 15, 2015
TV Guide's Movie Guide

With excellent photography from Jack Cox, lavish costuming and rich settings, this becomes a novelette on high-quality art paper. Nobody, surely, is expected to believe in its naive manner of narrative.

Full Review… | June 15, 2015
Monthly Film Bulletin

Audience Reviews for The Wicked Lady

The title of this melodramatic tale of a noblewoman turned highwayman says it sounds like a Mills & Boon novel, and plays like one too. James Mason is rather good as her rakish lover though.

xGary Xx

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