A classic and old-timey tale of romance and revenge that has been filmed often but rarely this beautifully. But is it enough?
Sumptuously directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring the popular Madge Bellamy and John Bowers, the main flaw is the plot and pacing as the story manages to both drag and move too quickly. It’s gorgeous to look at but ultimately a bit of a bore. Worth seeing for the cinematography. And no, cookies do not figure into the plot at any point.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.The baddie shoots Bellamy but she lives and Bowers dispatches the villain in a shockingly bloody manner. True love conquers all.
If it were a dessert it would be: Chocolate Chip Shortbread. The lily is thoroughly gilded, painted and otherwise over-buttered.
Availability: Released on DVD by Kino.