I watched this film over the long weekend, and so am reading this thread with interest.
First, I don't think it's a big deal about Jamie Boy kidnapping her and her falling in love with him anyway. I mean, this is the movies...and so a certain amount of suspension of disbelief is in order. And they have been doing this sort of thing in the movies forever: one of the most blatant examples in my memory being Rudolph Valentino's character in THE SHEIK (1921). The same exact plot mechanism was used in that film - boy kidnaps girl, boy acts like macho chestbeating incredibly sexy 'bad boy' man...and girl falls in love with him anyway.
Valentino did it...Flynn did it...so I see no reason whatever why Tyrone Power couldn't do it. I just put aside that PC stuff while I'm watching films like these...and just have fun with them.
Second, I liked this film alot because it got to the point. The whole thing was like 98 minutes or something - a perfect length, IMO. They didn't drag out the story needlessly - they just told it and moved on. And good for them! I like a well edited film!
Third, gotta say something about the beauty of technicolor here - it no doubt contributed massive amounts to the beauty of this film - especially of the sea scenes, which were quite well done. But as a fangirl aside (you can't get away with me not putting in at least ONE!!!
) the use of technicolor did Tyrone Power NO HARM AT ALL in that black and red getup with the cape.
I am now firmly of the opinion that Tyrone Power should have ALWAYS been made to wear black and red. Whoa BABY!
Finally, a word about George Sanders: I barely was able to recognize him, he was playing so against type. Well done, George!
Overall, a good film which I'd watch again. Might even be my favorite Tyrone Power film to-date...although that's not saying much since I've seen less than a dozen.