Lydia Bailey

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This article is about the film. For the printer see Lydia Bailey (printer).

Lydia Bailey
Original film poster
Directed by Jean Negulesco
Produced by Jules Schermer
Written by Kenneth Roberts (novel)
Michael Blankfort
Philip Dunne
Starring Dale Robertson
Music by Hugo Friedhofer
Cinematography Harry Jackson
Edited by Dorothy Spencer
Release dates June 2, 1952
Running time 89 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.75 million (US rentals)[1]

Lydia Bailey is a 1952 American historical film directed by Jean Negulesco, based on the novel of the same title by Kenneth Roberts. It stars Dale Robertson and Anne Francis.[2]


Albion Hamlin, a farmer and lawyer from Maine, defends a Boston publisher from prosecution under the Alien and Sedition Acts and falls in love with his daughter Lydia after seeing a painting of her. He looks for her in revolution-torn Haiti and the two eventually become involved in the American action against the Barbary Pirates.

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  1. ^ 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953
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