This lavish historical drama is visually stunning but unfortunately becomes so bogged down in dialog that the film is unfulfilling as a whole. Based on truth, it features de Havilland as Ana de Mendoza, the Princess of Eboli in Spain in 1580. The beautiful and enticing woman wears a patch
over her right eye, having lost it years before in a duel over the honor of the king, Scofield. She has since become a loyal and dear friend of Scofield. He in turn has become sexually passionate about the woman, though these feelings are not returned. Instead she has married one of Scofield's
ministers, with whom she has had a son. At the story's opening de Havilland is now widow...