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A Hazard of Hearts (1987)

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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Lady Harriet Vulcan
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Lord Harry Wrotham
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Serena Staverley
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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
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Lord Justin Vulcan
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Lord Peter Gillingham
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Lord John Burley
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Captain Jackson
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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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Lady Harriet Vulcan: I am informed that you are my son's fiancé. Who are you and where did he make your acquaintance?
Serena Staverley: Your son will doubtless explain everything to you, mam. The situation is not of my making.
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Boy loses girl in card game, winner falls for girl.
12 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Good typical Regency romance. Excellent scenery and some good actors in the movie. Costumes could have been a little better but over all I enjoyed it. Except I can't believe they cut the ending where the guy never quite kisses the girl. Just an impression that he does it. Wish it was out on video


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