Plot & Details
Twenty-one-year-old Anne Francis carries off the title-character duties in 20th Century-Fox's Lydia Bailey with class and finesse. Set in Haiti during the Napoleonic era, the film concerns aristocratic landholder Lydia Bailey and her more-than-professional relationship with American attorney Albion Hamlin (Dale Robertson). The idealistic Hamlin becomes involved in the Haitian uprising against the French, aligning himself with rebel leader--and former slave--King Dick (William Marshall). At first, Lydia sides with the French, but she eventually realizes that Hamlin's way is the right way. Based on a novel by Kenneth Roberts, Lydia Bailey was slated for TV presentation on NBC's Saturday Night at the Movies in 1963, but was pulled from the schedule because of a subplot involving miscegenation.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Action,Drama,Epic and Historical
- Run Time: 89min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/16/2009
- Director(s): Jean Negulesco
- Starring: Dale Robertson , Anne Francis , Charles Korvin , William Marshall , Luis Van Rooten
- Keywords: America, France, allegiance, business, business-trip, estate, fiancee, freedom, handsome, island, jungle, lawyer, leader, maid, owner, plantation, rebel, son, sympathy, takeover, trip