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Edith Adelon
Brigitta Dau ...
Amy Hamilton
Paul Anthony Stewart ...
Frederick Arlington
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Ida Glenshaw
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Louis
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Arliss Johnson
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James Percy
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Henry Hamilton
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Beatrice Hamilton
Alicia Bergman ...
Emma
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Cook
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At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton saved Edith from an Italian orphanage at the request of his long-deceased brother. Now, Edith is his daughter Amy's prized friend and confidante. As the Hamiltons await a trio of visitors for the annual Greens Cup horse race, Beatrice Hamilton asks for Edith's help in finding a suitable husband for a cousin, Ida Glenshaw, with one of two visiting eligible bachelors. But when it becomes clear that both the young men have affection for Edith and not Ida, jealousy soon develops, leading to malicious conniving and brutal backstabbing. Despite the growing love between Edith and one of the young suitors, because of their conflicting social classes, the couple is reminded time and again that their love can never be. The Inheritance is a story that centers on... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Henry Hamilton: I was just remembering
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Henry Hamilton: a gust of wind. That first moment... it was summer. You were so young. If I'd been your father, I'd have shot me. You were wearing white and your hair was tied back, so politely. And then a little gust of wind suddenly did what I'd wanted to do since I'd first saw you. It just took a little strand of your hair and just caressed your face with it. And I knew then that I'd love you forever. That's what I'll remember, Bea.
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unforgettable and warm my heart
27 March 2009 | by (China) – See all my reviews

i have seen it at a Sunday afternoon when i was in middle school. when the movie finished i begin to search the information of it from the internet. u know that is 1999 or 1998 it's really hard to find some English for me because of my poor English....and just 1min ago, when i searching something others the word"Inheritance" made me remind this movie and that warm feeling coming back. i still remember the end of the story, the hostess used to be cultivate the first rose that's so sweet and after that when i buy the rose i will remember this sweet story no matter it's really or just a story. and there's a surprise that the act of James Percy. explain why when i see criminal minds i always think Hotch is so familiar it's really worth to see and remember


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