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The Festival Film: Frenchmanís Creek

This year we are showing the 1944 adaptation of one of du Maurierís most popular novels, Frenchmanís Creek, in which the aristocratic lady, Dona St Columb, is swept away by a handsome pirate in this swashbuckling, romantic adventure. In glorious Technicolor, the adaptation stars Joan Fontaine as Dona, just four years after she played the second Mrs de Winter in Hitchcockís Rebecca. The adaptation also stars Arturo de Cordova as the pirate and Basil Rathbone, a favourite actor of Daphneís as the dastardly Lord Rockingham. This enchanting and indulgent adaptation, which is rarely screened, will be introduced by du Maurier expert Dr Laura Varnam.


Wine and soft drinks available.


This event is sponsored by Jamaica Inn

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