A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage.
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1987  
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 Sir Burton Rumsey (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Marty (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Vicky Kelley (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Lucien Chambrun (2 episodes, 1987)
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 James (2 episodes, 1987)
Ernest Clark
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Rosalie Crutchley
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 Young Queenie (2 episodes, 1987)
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 David Konig (2 episodes, 1987)
Serena Gordon ...
 Prunella Rumsey (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Aaron Diamond (2 episodes, 1987)
John Grillo ...
 Johan Krauss (2 episodes, 1987)
Leigh Lawson ...
 Uncle Morgan (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Lady Sybil (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Inspector Gopal (2 episodes, 1987)
Tom Owen
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Abigail Painter
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Geoffrey Rose ...
 Mr. Pugh (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Dawn Avalon / ... (2 episodes, 1987)
Rob Spendlove ...
 Dickie (2 episodes, 1987)
Godfrey Talbot ...
 Joss (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Dimitri Goldner (2 episodes, 1987)
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A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage.

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El color del éxito  »

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Melodramatic, but quite entertaining
27 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Based on Michael Korda's bestselling interpretation of the life of legendary movie star (and his aunt) Merle Oberon, this 1987 mini-series chronicles the life of a young Eurasian woman (Mia Sara) who flees India to England, where she hides the truth of her past (including her role in the accidental death of an important British official back in India) to become a famous movie star. The script for "Queenie" is extremely melodramatic, and the time frame doesn't seem quite accurate (in part II, Queenie returns to India to make a movie that one character describes as "more expensive than Gone with the Wind"--meaning she and a large British-American entourage are trapsing across the globe to make a movie at the height of World War II!!!), but the show is quite lavish and, thanks to an energetic cast--especially the lovely Miss Sara--quite entertaining. There's also a fine score by Georges Delarue. Worth seeing if you come across it on television--I'd love to have it on DVD.


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