(out of 5)
Juicy melodrama from Gainsborough Pictures that once again shows off starto great effect. Lockwood plays a beautiful woman with dark purpose who steals her best friend’s lover in 17th century England and plunges him into a miserable marriage, he because he quickly realizes his error and she because she discovers that being rich and comfortable is incredibly boring. After her gambling debts become too much for her to manage, Lockwood decides to pursue the high life by spending her nights disguised as a highway bandit, teaming up with a badass thief ( ) and getting her kicks robbing wealthy travelers on the county roads. It’s thrilling and hopelessly judgmental, a gorgeously photographed epic with heavy-handed direction and feathery substance. In short, you’ll hate yourself for loving it, so watch it anyway.
Screenplay by Leslie Arliss, additional dialogue by
Produced by R.J. Minney
Music by Hans May
Production Design by John Bryan
Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden
Film Editing by Terence Fisher