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The Lady and the Highwayman (1989)

Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lady Emma Darlington
Rudolph Vyne
Lady Panthea Vyne
Sir Lawrence Dobson
Christian Drysdale
Lord Chancellor
Gareth Hunt ...
Coachman / Sgt. Potter
Steffanie Pitt ...
Martha (as Stephanie Pitt)
Floyd Bevan ...


The young lady Panthea Vyne falls in love with the handsome highwayman who saves her from her brutal husband. He kills him in a fair duel. Later, when Charles the 2nd is reinstated as King of England, she attends the royal court. But here she becomes the enemy of the king's former mistress and the plot against her thickens. Written by <uffe@enterpol.dk>

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A handsome rogue steals a Lady's heart. See more »


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Release Date:

22 January 1989 (USA)  »

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The Lady and the Highwayman  »

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1.33 : 1
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Final feature film role of Gordon Jackson but made for television. See more »


[first lines]
Lord Lucius Vyne: There's not much time, Milord. The boat back to France will be waiting in the next cove.
King Charles II: Lord Lucius, I am glad you persuaded me to risk coming out of exile in France to see for myself. I know now that the people are for me. They're sick of Cromwell and his Commonwealth! They want their Charles II. But you have made powerful enemies. When I am back on the throne, if you should need me, send me this.
[hands Lord Lucius his ring]
Lord Lucius Vyne: I am honored, sire, but I fear you will have enough ...
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this is a caution, not a critique!
14 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a CAUTION to any considering the purchase of this title. My comments should not be taken as critical of the production. The key here is to carefully preview any copy of this title marketed by "EXTREAM DIGITAL MEDIA". I picked up a VHS copy at a video close out store. The sleeve had clear images of the principal actors, but the video quality was so poor I could not view the film. Thus my score should NOT be considered as valid. I had to enter something to continue. The video is not viewable, the quality of the image is so poor one could imagine it was made by using a cheep video camera to copy the film from a TV screen. There was not sufficient detail to identify the actors. Copies from other sources may provide a perfectly clear image, but not the copy in my possession distributed by Extreme Digital Media, bar code 674639501834

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