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Friday 17 May

The Festival Film: Frenchman’s Creek (1944)

8.00pm to 10.00pm

Fowey Parish Church, £10

This year we are showing the 1944 adaptation of one of du Maurier’s most popular novels, Frenchman’s Creek, in which the aristocratic lady, Dona St Columb, is swept away by a handsome pirate in this swashbuckling, romantic adventure. In glorious Technicolor, the adaptation stars Joan Fontaine as Dona, just four years after she played the second Mrs de Winter in Hitchcock’s Rebecca. The adaptation also stars Arturo de Cordova as the pirate and Basil Rathbone, a favourite actor of Daphne’s, as the dastardly Lord Rockingham. This enchanting and indulgent adaptation, which is rarely screened, will be introduced by du Maurier expert Dr Laura Varnam. Wine and soft drinks available.

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