A major disappointment from the great Alfred Hitchcock, this ill-conceived and muddled costume epic cost--and lost--a fortune. Set in 1831 Australia, the film picks up in mid-story. Cotten, an Irish stable groom, has eloped with Bergman, the daughter of a titled Irish aristocrat. When her
brother attempted to stop the couple, he was killed; Cotten was tried and convicted of the slaying and sent to Australia. Tossed aside by her family and penniless, Bergman has followed her husband down under, where Cotten has become a rich a real estate entrepreneur. Despite his wealth, however,
Cotten is not accepted by Australian high society, which snubs him and his wife. Bergm...