Lydia Bailey 1952 Dale Robertson Action Adventure
Starring: Dale Robertson, Anne Francis, Charles Korvin
A young Boston lawyer, Albron Hamlin, goes to Haiti in 1802 to find Lydia Bailey, whose estate he must settle. The island is war-torn in the strife between Toussaing L’Overture, the black president, and the French who are trying to retake possession of the country. Hamlin finds Lydia and, against the background of war and rebellion, they fall in love while helping the Haitians against the French.
William Marshall as King Dick, with his considerable acting skill and imposing presence, dominates the proceedings in a well-written, non-stereotypical role. The resourceful King Dick saves Hamlin’s life on more than one occasion. It is his stratagem, in which Hamlin impersonates a half-witted servant, that gets them within Leclerc’s stronghold. There, the patriot’s mission is to assassinate a traitor to the Haitian cause.
This is a historical drama about Haiti’s struggles for independence from Napoleonic France with a love triangle, passion, emotion, escapes, jungle pursuits, battles and voodoo dancing.
This excellent film is based on the Kenneth Roberts novel about the revolution in Haiti. Robert’s novel is fiction but well researched for local accuracy, the Marshall’s King Dick character is loosely based on real characters.
Tagline: Lydia Bailey … is storm, tempest and violence
- Director: Jean Negulesco
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Production Co.: Twentieth Century Fox
- Run time: 89 minutes
- Sound: Mono
- Color: Color (Technicolor)
Video Sample from Lydia Bailey
This movie arrives on a professional grade DVD-R disc placed in a slim jewel case. The cover art is exactly as shown in the image.
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