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Cast

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Dorothea Brook
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Lawrence Hayes
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Anne Cooper
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Fraser
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Willam Poyser
Kiri Mills ...
Rose
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Mary Anne
Timothy Raby ...
Mr. Weedle
Helen Steemson ...
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Geeling Ng ...
Su Lim (as Geeling Ching)
Kate Bartlett ...
Chorus #1
Johnny Bond ...
Chorus #2
Ann Coc-Kroft ...
Chorus #3
Maya Dalziel ...
Chorus #4
Alison Du Fresne ...
Chorus #5
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In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune hunter. A local politician, William Poyner, is desperate for cash and thinks marriage to Dorothea will save him. Dorothea hires Lawrence Hayes, a rough but handsome Argonaut, to bribe Fraser with jewels and to marry Rose; Hayes desperately loves Dorothea and may marry Rose to stay close to her. But Dorothea has a lover, the ravishing Anne Cooper, who encourages the match with Poyser to give the lovers cover. Are these remedies, each desperate in its turn, going to make anyone happy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Will the boy get the girl! Will the girl get the girl! Desperate Times call for Desperate Remedies See more »


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26 November 1993 (Australia)  »

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$69,695 (USA)
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Quotes

William Poyser: Your wit is uncommonly sharp, Miss Cooper.
Ann Cooper: I have known what it is to want, Mr Poyser.
William Poyser: You were a governess, I believe, before.
Ann Cooper: Miss Brook freed me from that pension grind.
William Poyser: Certainly we've all come here to better ourselves.
Ann Cooper: If not to make ourselves better.
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Featured in Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) See more »

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La Forza del Destino
Overtoure & Aria
Giuseppe Verdi
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Perfect Camp
17 October 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is intentionally campy and it does camp to perfection. Everything detail in this film is done so well it constantly impressed me with how creative and resourceful people can be on a limited budget. The film was chock full of amazingly creative sets, beautiful costumes and excellent actors. The directing is top notch as well. No detail is ignored by the director; down to the arching of a brow the twitching of a lip and a close-up of a furtive glance. There is even a hilarious scene of one of the main characters literally dragging herself through the mud that made everyone in the movie theater laugh uncontrollably. A great film.


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