The Lady and the Highwayman (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  22 January 1989 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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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 <>

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22 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor en el bosque  »

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A number of characters portrayed dual rules. Hugh Grant played Lucius Vyne and highwayman Silver Blade, Emma Samms played Barbara Villiers and Barbara Castlemaine, and Gareth Hunt played Stangret and Sergeant Potter. 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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great bodice-ripper yarn
19 April 2003 | by (Canada NW) – See all my reviews

Get a grip you guys - this is not supposed to be great theatre. It's a fun, tongue-in-cheek adaptation of your typical bodice-ripper tale only rather better done than most (I'm thinking of the American equivalent offerings such as "Black Swan" (1942) or any of Errol Flynn's efforts). True - the transcription to DVD is about the worst I've ever seen outside of old kung-fu movies but just enjoy it for what it is - an early airing of Hugh Grant's talents with some great supporting actors. Everyone takes their part extremely well - especially Christopher Cazenove as the slimy Rudolph Vyne.

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