Edana Romney was so much more than a pretty face. What a presence! She wrote this as Britain's answer to Cocteau's "La Belle et la Bête", a romantic fantasy art film. Not what I would call a "vanity production". Yes, the emphasis is on the visuals, as it was with Cocteau's fairy tale, but the story line is interesting enough to keep one's attention. A lovely, dated film that I've watched many times and still enjoy.