Margaret Lockwood devours the screen as a tightly wound seventeenth-century beauty with loose morals, who steals her best friend’s wealthy fiancé on the eve of their wedding. And that’s only the beginning of this piece of pulp from director Leslie Arliss—there are no depths to which this sinful woman won’t sink. James Mason costars, and nearly steals the movie, as a highwayman with whom our antiheroine becomes entangled. This nasty, subversive treat was the most commercially successful of all the Gainsborough melodramas.
The Wicked Lady is a highly successful movies. This was R.J. Minney’s 2nd Movie. The Wicked Lady was one of this most popular pieces. This was Lesliearliss’s 1st Movies in this genre. His most popular Movie was The Wicked Lady. If you liked that Movie, you should also try The Scarlet Pimpernel, Scaramouche, and Cartouche.