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Lady Caroline Faye meets Lord Vane Brecon and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit, she sets out to prove him innocent, and takes a position in his family castle as a companion to his mother. She discovers that the Brecon family is not only wealthy in land and fortune, but rich in secrets lurking behind the castle walls. Written by
Marinelle K. Szenasy
Romance-drama with luxurious scenarios where a beautiful lady falling for a noble lord
Based on the romance novel titled 'Duel of lives', it deals about
gorgeous Caroline(Alison Doody) falls in love with wealthy Lord Vane
Brecon(Benedict Taylor), who unfortunately is framed of killing. When
Caroline attempts to help him clear this accusation, she discovers he's
hiding several secrets. Then, she's employed into mysterious mansion.
Meanwhile, they're helped by an illusionist named Grimaldi(Adalberto).
Trouble is, she can't marry to him, until she solved the murder they
say he committed. Naturally, such as all Barbara Catland novels there's
a happy end.
This is a TV adaptation of the Barbara Catland romance novel, it
displays murder, passion, love, twists and final surprise. Nothing too
original, although regency romance will value the attention to detail.
Excellent main and secondary casting, as Michael York as mean cousin,
Geraldine Chaplin as nasty chambermaid, Virginia Mackenna as Vane
Brecon's mother, Richard Johnson as Caroline's father, Jeremy Kemp as
Caroline's uncle and Billie Whitelaw as grumpy maid. The beautiful
Alison Doody, starred 'Indiana Jones and the last crusade',
roller-coaster which made her a successful actress, she played a few
more pictures and did some publicity, but in 1994 she retired and
returned to Ireland where she marries a magnate, Alison finally came
out retirement but she realized how much she missed acting though she
never regretted quitting movies to take care of her family and after
divorce she has decided to give another chance to her acting career,
slowing coming back to performance and filming 'King Salomon's
mines'(2004) with Patrick Swayze.
The motion picture is well directed by John Hough. In fact, belong to
quatrain movies directed by Hough, such as 'Hazars of hearts(Helena
Bonhan Carter, Marcus Gilbert)', 'A ghost in Monte Carlo(Lysette
Anthony, Sarah Miles)' and the best, 'Lady and the highwayman(Hugh
Grant, Lysette Anthony)'. All realized by the same producer(Sir Lew
Grade), musician(Laurie Johnson: The avengers), author(Barbara Catland)
and similar actors. John Hough has an eclectic and overlong filmmaker
career, beginning in television series(The avengers, The protectors),
making Hammer movies(Twins of evil), classic terror(Legend of hell
house), average horror movies(Howling IV, American Gothic), family fare
(Return and escape to witch mountain). The flick will like to romantic
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