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A Hazard of Hearts (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  27 December 1987 (USA)
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When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley has lost his estate and all his money playing dice, he realises that he only has one thing left of value: his daughter Serena. In a final game, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lady Harriet Vulcan
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Lord Harry Wrotham
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Serena Staverley
Fiona Fullerton ...
Lady Isabel Gillingham
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Nicholas
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Sir Giles Staverley
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Old Vulcan
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Eudora
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Lady Harriet's Maid
Gareth Hunt ...
Joker
Marcus Gilbert ...
Lord Justin Vulcan
Robert Addie ...
Lord Peter Gillingham
James Gaddas ...
Lord John Burley
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Captain Jackson
Ben Aris ...
Lieutenant of Dragoons
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When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley has lost his estate and all his money playing dice, he realises that he only has one thing left of value: his daughter Serena. In a final game, he stakes his daughter's hand in marriage, convinced that this time he will not lose. Unfortunately, however, he does lose; to the evil Lord Wrotham. Unable to return home and tell his daughter that he has lost her in a game of dice, Sir Giles kills himself there and then. Lord Vulcan, who has witnessed the events, takes pity on Serena Staverley, although they have never met. He challenges Lord Wrotham to a game of dice in which the winner takes both Staverley Court and Miss Serena. Lord Vulcan wins and simply pleased that he has saved someone from the nasty Wrotham, he thinks no more about the event. One evening, however, Vulcan's friend Lord Peter Gillingham insists upon them going to Staverley Court to take a look at Vulcan's "prize." When arriving there, Vulcan finds Serena Staverley more ... Written by Anonymous

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Just after Justin asks Serena to marry him for the first time and he then walks toward the window, you can see a thin microphone being poked towards him as the walks away - the sound guy then realises it's in shot and pulls it back. See more »

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Lord Harry Wrotham: You're insane going with a man like that!
Joker: Would she be sane staying with a man like you?
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A Barbara Cartland romance
24 December 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

The strength of this film is the performance of Helena Bonham-Carter in an early role. The plot comes straight from a romance novel, and thus is only for those who enjoy tales of young women in desperate situations that they overcome through spunk and the unexpected love of a mysterious nobleman, but it's a fun and charming way to pass a couple of hours.


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