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The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Movie 1989) Poster

(1989 TV Movie)

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Final feature film role of Gordon Jackson but made for television.
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Final feature film of Bernard Miles but made for television.
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This tele-movie was made and first broadcast about thirty-seven years after its source novel "Cupid Rides Pillion" (aka "The Secret Heart" and "The Lady and the Highwayman") by Barbara Cartland had been first published in 1952.
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John Mills, Ian Bannen Robert Morley and Bernard Miles all received 'special guest appearance' credits.
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The nick-name of the notorious highwayman Lord Lucius Vyne (Hugh Grant) was "Silver Blade".
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Actors Michael York and Oliver Reed had previously appeared in the two 1970s swashbuckler movies The Three Musketeers (1973) and The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974). In the same year that The Lady and the Highwayman (1989) debuted, the pair appeared in those movies' sequel The Return of the Musketeers (1989).
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The amount of the ransom for highwayman "Silver Blade" aka Lord Lucius Vyne (Hugh Grant) was one thousand guineas.
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The character of Lady Castlemaine aka Lady Barbara Castlemaine (Emma Samms) is based on Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, Countess of Castlemaine, and a mistress of King Charles II, and whose descendants include Princess Diana and former 1955-1957 British Prime Minister Anthony Eden.
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This name of this tele-film's lead central female character, Barbara Castlemaine (Emma Samms), was similar to the name of the tele-movie's source authoress Barbara Cartland.
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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.
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This British tele-movie was filmed across four English counties: Kent, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Buckinghamshire.
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One of four filmed adaptations of Barbara Cartland novels directed by John Hough, all made for television, with the teleplays all written by Terence Feely. The tele-movies include Duel of Hearts (1991), A Hazard of Hearts (1987), A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990) and The Lady and the Highwayman (1989).
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Final feature film of Robert Morley but the one made for television. Morley also appeared in the same year's theatrical release feature film Istanbul (1989).
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