Adventure, Drama, Retro, Romance

MovieDiva Film Series Presents

Frenchman’s Creek

A restless wife, escaping stifling London society and her dissolute husband, flees to the family’s remote mansion where she meets, and runs away with, a dashing buccaneer.  Hotsy totsy for a pirate movie (which are usually for children) Fontaine dresses up as a cabin boy and experiments with gender fluidity and sexual freedom with smoldering Mexican matinee idol de Córdova.

An Oscar winner for Art Direction and Set Design, this new restoration spotlights one of the most beautiful Technicolor films ever made. Based on a novel by Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca) whose true grand passion was for her own coastal Cornwall home, the film was shot on location in picturesque Mendocino, California.