Gainsborough Pictures, 1945. Directed by
Leslie Arliss. Camera: Jack Cox. With
Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Griffith Jones, Michael Rennie,
Felix Aylmer, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Francis Lister, Beatrice Varley, Amy Dalby,
Martita Hunt, David Horne, Emrys Jones, Helen Goss, Muriel Aked, Aubrey
Mallalieu, Ivor Barnard.
In the Seventeenth Century, in England,
the naive and pure Caroline invites her cousin and best friend
Barbara Worth to come from London and stay with her a couple of days
before her wedding with her beloved bridegroom, the wealthy
magistrate Sir Ralph Skelton. The selfish, evil and wicked
Barbara uses her beauty and seduces the weak Ralph, who falls in
love for her.
Caroline calls off the wedding and
Barbara marries Ralph. When Barbara loses a jewel inherited
from her mother gambling with Lady Henrietta Kingsolver, she
pretends to be the famous highway thief Captain Jerry Jackson,
recovers her jewels and begins a career of crime, looking for
excitement stealing travelers in stagecoaches.
When she meets the real Jerry Jackson on
the road, she becomes her passionate lover and also a killer.
Meanwhile Ralph realizes that he loves Caroline, but it seems to be
too late for their life together.