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In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar Bolingbroke Chevening, asks for lessons in communicating with women. Both men have their eyes on the lovely Flora, who resides with her aunt, the iconoclastic and well-traveled Miss Susan Emily Gilcrist. By chance, living close to the camp is Jacques's grandfather and brother, whom Jacques believes died years before. Jacques decides to escape, find his relatives, and win the hand of Flora; Major Chevening and an unforeseen enemy stand in his way. Can Miss Gilcrist contrive to make everything work out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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A szerelem mindenek előtt  »

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Susan Gilchrist: Escaped French prisoners are all very well in their place, but their place is not my drawing-room.
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Version of St. Ives (1960) See more »

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Overture from
La fille du tambour major"
By Jacques Offenbach
Conducted by Terry Davis (as Major T.S. Davis)
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entertaining, and maintains tone
5 June 2003 | by (San Francisco, US) – See all my reviews

straightforward adventure that doesn't veer too far into comedy (though it is funny) or action (though it is exciting). actors are appealing, pace is well-set, and the picture looks gorgeous. you'll be entertained, but the movie does not make a very deep impression.


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