A rare delight for lovers of classic adventure and swashbuckling swordsmen
Certainty is important. What do we expect from an adventure movie set in 17th century France and shot in the 1950s by an old fox of Hollywood film? Bright colors, a fast-paced rhythm, costumes to feast your eyes on, athletic heroes and blonde heroines, unscrupulous villains, chase scenes, torture, ship raids, a pinch of sentimental sweetness. And of course a fine series of sword fights, even better when fought in a room engulfed in flames. With Star of India you get what you ordered and more.
France, 17th century. Nobleman Pierre St. Laurent returns home after the war to discover his castle has been confiscated by the governor Narbonne and sold to the Dutch countess Katrina. The new tenant, however, really only wants to recover a fraudulently stolen sapphire (the Star of India) now hidden in the hilt of Narbonne’s sword. The enterprising woman teams up with Pierre to bring home the stolen goods, one duel at a time.