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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
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Joker
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Lord Peter Gillingham
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Lord John Burley
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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 Justin Vulcan: Shall I make you fall in love with me, Serena?
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Tangerine empire-line dresses - wonderful!
27 April 1999 | by (Cambridge, UK) – See all my reviews

This is an incredibly corny adaptation of a Barbara Cartland novel. Diana Rigg as the evil mother figure wears a variety of increasingly bizarre hats, Edward Fox bumbles his way through it in typical English aristocratic fashion and Stewart Granger turning up was a real plus! Helena Bonham-Carter looks more like a pug than ever in this, but it's the anachronistic costume colours which are the real highlight. Diana Rigg in a bright tangerine ensemble is an abiding image! For sheer trash value, Hazard of Hearts is worth a 10 out of 10.


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