Frenchman's Creek (1944)

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Daphne du Maurier's novel formed the basis for this romantic adventure saga. Lady Dona St. Columb (Joan Fontaine), an English noblewoman, is unhappily married to the weak-willed Harry St. Columb (Ralph Forbes), while Harry's sinister best friend Lord Rockingham (Basil Rathbone) makes no secret of his desire for her. When she discovers the ship of a French pirate, Jean Benoit Aubrey (Arturo DeCordova), docked near her estate, she makes the acquaintance of the dashing buccaneer, and she soon finds herself infatuated with him. Dona impulsively joins Jean as he stages a raid against wealthy landowner Lord Godolphin (Nigel Bruce); when Dona learns that Harry and Rockingham plan to capture the pirate, she stages a dinner party to distract them and then sends word to Jean that he is in danger. Jean soon appears at the St. Columb estate, putting Harry and Rockingham behind bars and urging Dona to run away with him. She declines, choosing not to follow her heart but to instead stay home to raise her children; however, Rockingham overhears this conversation and uses it to blackmail Dona into having his way with her. Frenchman's Creek earned an Academy Award for Sam V. Comer's set decoration and design.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Romance
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 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Paramount Pictures

Cast

Joan Fontaine
as Lady Dona St. Columb
Arturo de Córdova
as Jean Benoit Aubrey
Basil Rathbone
as Lord Rockingham
Nigel Bruce
as Lord Godolphin
Cecil Kellaway
as William
Ralph Forbes
as Harry St. Columb
Harold Ramond
as Edmund
Billy Daniels
as Pierre Blanc
Moyna MacGill
as Lady Godolphin
Patricia Barker
as Henrietta
David James
as James
Mary Field
as Prue
David Clyde
as Coachman
Evan Thomas
as Robert Penrose
Leslie Denison
as John Nankervia
Denis Green
as Philip Rashleigh
George Kirby
as Dr. Williams
David Thursby
as Ostler
Lauri Betty
as Alice
Ronnie Rondell
as Pirate Crew
George Barton
as Pirate Crew
Victor Romito
as Pirate Crew
Bob Clark
as Pirate Crew
Allen Pinson
as Pirate Crew
Patric Desmond
as Pirate Crew
Arthur E. Gould-Porter
as Thomas Kustick
Jimmie Dime
as Pirate Crew
Harvey Easton
as Pirate Crew
Henry Escalante
as Pirate Crew
Art Foster
as Pirate Crew
Vincent Gironda
as Pirate Crew
Jacques Karre
as Pirate Crew
John Latito
as Pirate Crew
Rube Schaffer
as Pirate Crew
Sammy Stein
as Pirate Crew
Armand Tanny
as Pirate Crew
Fred Kohler Jr.
as Pirate Crew
John Roy
as Pirate Crew
Neal Clisby
as Pirate Crew
Noble Blake
as Pirate Crew
Constance Worth
as Woman in Gambling House
Phyllis Barry
as Woman in Gambling House
Edward Cooper
as Croupier
Bob Stevenson
as Jail Guard
Frank S. Hagney
as Cornishman
Keith Hitchcock
as Watchman
Boyd Irwin
as Guest
John Roy
as Pirate Crew
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 10, 2006
Time Out
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The colorful adventure features plenty of old-fashioned thrills.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016
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