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The Death of a Heart (1987)

A young orphan girl, Portia, goes to live with her well-to-do aunt and uncle. As she is groomed to become a lady, she is confused by the young man who seems to be courting her. Surrounded ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Phyllis Calvert ...
Mrs. Heccomb
Daniel Chatto ...
Eddie
JoJo Cole ...
Portia Quayne
Judith Davis ...
Waitress
Alice Douglas ...
Clara
Paul Mark Elliott ...
Cecil
Samantha Gates ...
Lillian
Meryl Hampton ...
Phyllis
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Major Brutt
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Thomas Quayne
Damaris Hayman ...
Miss Paullie
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Matchett
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Anna Quayne
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St. Quentin Miller
Patrick Pearson ...
Dickie Heccomb
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A young orphan girl, Portia, goes to live with her well-to-do aunt and uncle. As she is groomed to become a lady, she is confused by the young man who seems to be courting her. Surrounded by pretentious people who have no clue how to deal with teenagers, she soon loses her naïveté and thinks of running away. Written by C. Durini

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3 May 1987 (USA)  »

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Masterpiece Theatre: The Death of the Heart  »

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In the extended dinner sequence, Patricia Hodge sits across from her husband at the beginning and then her guest later in the scene. See more »

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
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[heard in background as Matchett enters hotel to collect Portia]
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Perfect vehicle for Patricia Hodge
17 August 2002 | by (Boston MA) – See all my reviews

Patricia Hodge was cast perfectly. So were all the other actors but her especially. If you love reading Elizabeth Bowen then this movie based on her book will not disappoint you. It used to be shown on Bravo but hasn't been shown in a long time. I would love to buy it if it becomes available for purchase.


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