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Lydia Bailey (1952)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, History | 2 June 1952 (USA)
In 1802, during Haiti's struggle for independence from Napoleonic France, an American lawyer seeks a client's daughter living on the revolution-torn island.

Director:

Jean Negulesco

Writers:

Kenneth Roberts (novel), Michael Blankfort (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dale Robertson ... Albion Hamlin
Anne Francis ... Lydia Bailey
Charles Korvin ... Col. Gabriel D'autremont
William Marshall ... King Dick
Luis Van Rooten Luis Van Rooten ... General Charles LeClerc
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ... Mme. Antoinette d'Autremont
Angos Perez Angos Perez ... Paul d'Autremont
Robert Evans ... Soldier (as Bob Evans)
Roy Glenn ... Mirabeau (as Roy E. Glenn)
Bill Walker ... General LaPlume (as William Walker)
Rosalind Hayes Rosalind Hayes ... Aspodelle (as Roz Hayes)
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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. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Lydia Bailey ... is Haiti, Voodoo and Passion ! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Storm over Haiti See more »

Filming Locations:

Calabasas, California, USA

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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World premiere at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 1952. See more »

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A CLASSIC--Sadly, not available
16 June 2001 | by artzauSee all my reviews

There have been a lot of good movies based on classics or semiclassics that for one reason or another have slipped through the cracks and have not had legs. This excellent film based on the Kenneth Roberts novel about the revolution in Haiti is such a case. Fine cast with Dale Robertson playing the lead and Ann Francis playing the title role. French character actor Charles Korvin, kind of a poor man's Charles Boyer complete with cleft in chin, and the African-American actor, William Marshall add to the action. It's a fine film full of intrigue, action and color. Robertson is dashing, Francis is charming, Korvin is scheming and Marshall, well, is a ham (he always was: viz, his role as the ego-driven computer genius on one of the old Star Trek episodes). The story is about American colonials who are caught up in Haiti's dash for independence from France. It's too bad we can watch inane reruns of I Love Lucy on video and can't see this fine little film about an interesting time in Haiti's history. Robert's novel is fiction but well researched for local accuracy, the Marshall's King Dick character is loosely based on real characters...as was McNeil's Emperor Jones. So, if this film does show up on the late show, check it out. You'll be pleased. I remember seeing it high school after having read the novel and a history of Haiti and the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispanola.


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