Tourneur mastered every genre he worked in - and gave it a twist. Again, there is a fairytale-like atmosphere, loaded with sexual tension and symbolism abound: treasures, a golden dress, a torn map, a morooned couple etc. Full of great scenes and witty dialogue - look out for the first meeting of Peters and Paget...
infatuations and human desires can sometimes become so great, so overwhelmingly powerful that we destroy ourselves in the midst of them, believing it to be the only way to stay true to our own emotions. a beautiful film from a visionary artist - one who always has his hand in the cosmic and truly ineffable qualities of human nature. tourneur is for the ages.
Entretenido filme que varía entre la aventura, el romance, la venganza y el capa y espada. La protagonista principal de este filme si bien se apropia de un estereotipo masculino, no rehuye a los sentimentalismos, tanto románticos como morales. Esto no la convierte en una pirata que atenta contra las aptitudes del oficio. A pesar de ciertas debilidades, el personaje se afirma a un carácter implacable y apasionado.
The subtleties of men seen through a woman's heart. Tourneur was able to turn tragedy into injustice. Also the scenes between Anne and the doctor is something to be marveled at how easy and simple it was for Tourneur to be provocative. And of course romantic. A great film.