Fury at Smugglers' Bay
Fury at Smugglers' Bay is a 1961 British adventure film produced, written and directed by John Gilling and starring Peter Cushing, Bernard Lee, Michèle Mercier and John Fraser. The plot revolves around smuggling in Cornwall. Studio sequences were filmed at Twickenham Film Studios in west London with the external sequences representing the coast of Cornwall actually being shot at Abereiddy on the north Pembrokeshire coast in south-west Wales.
In 18th century Cornwall, Squire Trevenyan (Peter Cushing), a magistrate to a sleepy fishing village, is blackmailed by a vicious smuggler, Black John, (Bernard Lee) into keeping quiet about his murderous gang’s shipwrecking racket. The squire’s son (John Fraser) deepens the dilemma when he attempts to stand up for his honour, his father’s and that of the girl he loves (Michèle Mercier) whose own father (George Coulouris), a petty thief, has been sentenced to a penal colony at the insistence of Black John. The daughter engages the help of a local highwayman (William Franklyn), an honourable thief who watches over those he has robbed to ensure their safe return home, to stop Black John once and for all.
|keywords||18th century fishing village penal colony return home william franklyn|
|productionCompany||John Gilling Enterprises|
|publisher||Regal Films International|