Frenchman's Creek

Frenchman's Creek

Joan Fontaine
Director: Mitchell Leisen Cast: Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
, Arturo de Cordova
Arturo de Cordova
, Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
Mitchell Leisen


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2014
UPC: 0025192243271
Original Release: 1944
Source: Universal
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 8,549

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Fontaine Lady Dona St. Columb
Arturo de Cordova Jean Benoit Aubrey
Basil Rathbone Lord Rockingham
Nigel Bruce Lord Godolphin
Cecil Kellaway William
Ralph Forbes Harry St. Columb
Harold Ramond Edmund
Billy Daniels Pierre Blanc
Moyna MacGill Lady Godolphin
Patricia Barker Henrietta
David James James
Mary Field Prue
David Clyde Coachman
Charles Coleman Footman
Paul Oman Luc
Evan Thomas Robert Penrose
Leslie Denison John Nankervia
Denis Green Philip Rashleigh
George Kirby Dr. Williams
Phyllis Barry Women in Gambling House
George Barton Actor
Bobby Clark Actor
Edward Cooper Croupier
Henry Escalante Actor
Art Foster Actor
Vince Gironda Actor
Arthur E. Gould-Porter Thomas Kustick
Frank S. Hagney Cornishman
Keith Hitchcock Watchman
Leyland Hodgson Actor
Kenneth Hunter Actor
Boyd Irwin Actor
Fred Kohler Actor
Allen Pinson Actor
Gordon Richards Guest
Victor Romito Actor
Ronnie Rondell Actor
John Roy Actor
Rube Schaffer Actor
Sammy Stein Actor
Bob Stevenson Actor
Armand Tanny Actor
David Thursby Ostler
Constance Worth Actor
Jimmie Dime Actor
Doris Lloyd Actor

Technical Credits
Mitchell Leisen Director
George Barnes Cinematographer
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
David Lewis Associate Producer
Buddy G. DeSylva Producer
Hans Dreier Art Director
Raoul Pene Du Bois Costumes/Costume Designer
Farciot Edouart Cinematographer
Ernst Fegte Art Director
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Talbot Jennings Screenwriter
Alma Macrorie Editor
Victor Young Score Composer

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