Paulette Goddard runs a typically lusty DeMille gamut from torture by Indians to saucy bath scene as an English wench deported to America for theft in the 1760s (she's innocent, of course), and finding a champion in Gary Cooper's Virginia militiaman. Nicely shot in colour, but overlong and curiously listless despite all the bustling adventures (and hilariously ludicrous dialogue). It isn't exactly improved by the lumbering right wing allegory which has Howard da Silva being un-American in subverting the Indians while Coop upholds the anti-Red American way of life.
Cast and crew
|Director:||Cecil B DeMille|
|Screenwriter:||Charles Bennett, Fredric M Frank, Jesse L Lasky Jr|
Howard da Silva
C Aubrey Smith