The Wicked Lady

The Wicked Lady

DVD - 2012
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Margaret Lockwood devours the screen as a tightly wound seventeenth-century beauty with loose morals, who steals her best friend's wealthy fiance on the eve of their wedding. And that's only the beginning; there are no depths to which this sinful woman won't sink. James Mason costars as a highwayman with whom our anti-heroine becomes entangled.
Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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Aug 05, 2016

"The wicked lady", 1945, stars Margaret Lockwood as a good looking amoral Lady Skelton, a woman who stops at nothing to get what she wants. Her beauty and sex appeal conquer all men and conquering is not the same as having. This female psychopath could not enjoy anything or anyone without destroying them in the process of everyday life. James Mason is terrific as the dashing highway robber Captain Jack. The only fault I have with this film is the simpy way it ends. No one seems to catch on that Lady Skelton is dangerous to be around and in deed and character is no lady at all. Then everyone seems to reset their lives as though nothing had really happened to disrupt them. But the film is very, very good with wonderful costumes and settings that could not be duplicated or equaled in any way by today's techie minded people.

EuSei Feb 23, 2015

Wicked indeed! Based upon Magdalen King-Hall's novel The Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton, this excellent movie was made when good and evil were understood for what they are. (In other words, no political correctness masked the truth!) Theatrical as were the movies at that time, but still very entertaining.

rufus_red4 Mar 14, 2013

Perhaps this film was edgy for a British release in 1945? Margaret Lockwood is indeed wicked, she steals her best friend's fiance, marries rich, becomes a thief, adulteress and finally, a murderess. Still, it's not quite camp, but it's to literal to be much fun either. It's a harmless piece of fluff but not up to the standard of the time in which Hollywood led the way. Just the hair alone pales in comparison. Miss Lockwood unfortunately has to endure a hairpiece that resembles a fat beaver pinned to the back of her head. It's interesting though to see James Mason in an early role.

voisjoe1 Jan 20, 2013

The “Wicked Lady” (1945) is a combination of 17th century costumer, “Peyton Place” soap opera, and the British equivalent of an American Western with some accidental exaggerated camp. At times, it becomes difficult to determine which man is in love with which woman and who is just pretending. This is worth a look at seeing early James Mason, but this is one of his class B movies, nothing great like his next film, the classic masterpiece thriller “Odd Man Out.”

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yolly131 Jan 09, 2014

Other: This is not the actual movie. The dvd is bogus. The dvd contains rehabilitation exercises for post hip surgery.

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