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Monday, August 21, 2017

Lydia Bailey (1952)


Dale Robertson plays Albion Hamlin, a young lawyer from Baltimore, who travels to Haiti in 1802 in search for Lydia Bailey (Anne Francis), who needs to resolve a legal matter. The island is devastated because of the conflict facing Toussaint L’Overture, the black president, and the French, who try to take over the country once again. With the help of King Dick (William Marshall), Hamlin meets with Lydia, and in the middle of the war and rebellion, they fall in love and decide to help the Haitians in their fight against the French.