I bought two DVD box sets of public domain movies… and this was the only movie that was on both of them. So perhaps it’s really really good?
Or perhaps is just one of the very few public domain movies that are in colour. Because as we got to the late 50s, the companies got wise to the worth of even catalogues of B movies: You could sell them to all the new TV stations that were starved for content.
So from now on the rights were snapped up from the estates of bankrupt movie companies.
I think! I haven’t read a comprehensive history of the business side of this era, but that’s what I’ve pieced together from tid-bits. It may be wrong! Don’t listen to me!
But… this movie is… pretty tedious. It’s all in cod-oldee tymey rhymey, and kind uninteresting.
I bailed after half an hour.