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British officer Ross Poldark returns to his native Cornwall after the Revolutionary War after escaping as a prisoner of war. He finds that because he was believed dead, his home has fallen into ruin and his estate has shifted to his mercenary uncle following the death of his father. His uncle has committed to selling the family copper and tin mines to a ruthless local land baron while his former fiancee has agreed to marry his cousin in his absence.
I really looked forward to seeing this movie, but what disappointment and a waste of time it turned out to be.
Of all the feature films which follow a great series, this has got to be one of the worst I've ever seen.
It is so disjointed as to be utterly tedious, as is the plot. Miscasting abounds, and both acting and dialogue are dead and lifeless as is the direction. There is very little, indeed none, of the fire of the original characters on display here. In short it is a complete disaster.
Winston Graham is a wonderful writer, ergo I can't imagine or believe that he wrote the screenplay for this drivel.
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