In this film set in the mid-1700s, Granger is given custody of the young Whiteley. However, instead of caring for the boy, he sends him off to school. Whiteley soon learns he should have inherited a famed diamond and, realizing he is being hoodwinked, returns to the village of Moonfleet.
Granger gets his hands on the gem, long hidden in a well, but decides to return it to Whiteley, the rightful heir. Lang's first film for MGM since FURY (his first American film, in 1936) is also his first in CinemaScope, a process that, as he stated in Jean-Luc Godard's CONTEMPT (1963), is "only
good for funerals and snakes." It is not an entirely successful picture (though definit...