Charles II (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.), the rightful heir to the kingdom, is driven from his country by militants working for rogue leader Oliver Cromwell (1599 – 1658). Charles ends up in the Netherlands, where he falls for local beauty Katie (Rita Corday) and spends his days happily in the quiet countryside. Unfortunately, Cromwell’s associate Col. Ingram (Henry Daniell) and his men track Charles down, and the would-be monarch must resort to swashbuckling his way to freedom.
Release date: October 17, 1947.
Starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rita Corday, Maria Montez, Nigel Bruce, Robert Coote, Henry Daniell.
Directed by Max Ophuls.
Copyright: Film in Public Domain.
*One of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite films.