16 November 2013 | Mozjoukine
British musical costume drama.
This passable British costume romance takes us to the wake of the French revolution, where La Canaille are busily putting an Aristo countess on trial. Robespierre / Goldner sends her son as a highwayman to England, to hold up the always excellent Sullivan and the man's daughter Ziegler, who is destined for the Prince of Wales' clutches, while they finalize Brighton Pier.
The middle aged working class leads just about get away with the dialogue ("What brutes are all of you men") and unsynchronised numbers about magical moonlight. The character actors and good costumes are a help to this old fashioned sub operetta.