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The Clandestine Marriage (1999)

A period film, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up noble family. ... See full summary »

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Sir John Ogelby
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Fanny
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Betsy
Cyril Shaps ...
Canton
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Gaoler
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A period film, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up noble family. The planned marriage suffers a last-minute upset when the would-be husband switches affections to the bride's sister. Written by Anonymous

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For better...or for worse

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12 November 1999 (UK)  »

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Gamos gia klamata  »

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Nigel Hawthorne and Joan Collins used their own cash to fund the film when financial difficulties arose during production. See more »

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Secret
Written by Trevor Bentham, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Stanislas Syrewicz
Arranged by Julia Taylor-Stanley, Ian Lynn, Stanislas Syrewicz
Performed by Miriam
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Delightful movie
24 September 2000 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

The Clandestine Marriage is definitely not Hawthorne's best work (Madness of King George) but it is quite fun and he does do a great job as the old, odd Lord Oglesby. The rest of the cast is fairly good too, especially Tom Hollander as Sir John and Timothy Spall as Sterling. Joan Collins was over-the-top and, in her English accent with a German twist, was kind of difficult to understand. Overall, I thought this a very entertaining, well-acted movie.


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