Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

A boy and a rakish smuggler search for a legendary lost diamond in a wonderfully stylised version of 19th century Cornwall. The characters are linked and haunted by the memory of the boy's dead mother, and their 'romance' is a journey through a dark world of gallows and graveyards. Lang disliked working in CinemaScope, a ratio he described in Le Mépris as 'only good for funerals and snakes', but uses it brilliantly. (From a novel by J Meade Falkner.


Release details

87 mins

Cast and crew

Fritz Lang
Jan Lustig, Margaret Fitts
Stewart Granger
Jon Whiteley
George Sanders
Viveca Lindfors
Joan Greenwood
Melville Cooper
Jack Elam
Dan Seymour
Ian Wolfe