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Squire Fairfield
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Charles Fairfield
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Harry Fairfield
Aisling O'Sullivan ...
Vrau
Elaine Collins ...
Dulcie
Ellie Haddington ...
Mrs. Tarnley
Marston Bloom ...
Alice's Father
Tim Preece ...
Jim
Raymond Sawyer ...
Doctor
John Peters ...
Reverend Cray
Anita Carey ...
Mrs. Carew
Ursula Holden Gill ...
Lily
Mark Hadfield ...
Tom
Rachel Sanders ...
Claire Shaw
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After precipitating the death of a tenant with whom he has been feuding, Squire Fairfield brings the dead man's young daughter to live in Wyvern Manor. Alice grows up thinking the squire is her kind benefactor, and falls in love with one of his two sons. When the squire makes his romantic intentions known to Alice, she and Charles elope, incurring the wrath of his father. They avoid the squire by living in an outlying estate where their baby is born. Charles is attacked by a mysterious woman who literally comes out of the woodwork, and the baby is moved to the home of an acquaintance of Harry, the squire's other son. Alice faces the loss of her child and possible loss of her husband amid the gloomy home she feels trapped in, surrounded by secrets and mysteries and wondering who she can really trust. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Some family secrets can kill.


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Squire Fairfield: So, what news of London?
Alice Fairfield: Yes, I would love to hear.
Charles Fairfield: All the same, thieves everywhere, but the worst wear wigs and practice law.
Harry Fairfield: Well said Charley, there are more thieves in the courts than the filthiest alehouse.
Squire Fairfield: What do you want with lawyers?
Charles Fairfield: As little as possible.
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Hell hath no fury like a squire scorned
19 February 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Although this films aspire to Gothic horror, the villains are quite human and operate with some quite human motives in The Wyvern Mystery. It's the tale of a young girl taken in by the local squire Derek Jacobi, treated well enough, but knowing she's not at the same level as his two blood kin sons Iain Glen and Jack Davenport.

As she grows up and turns into the beautiful Naomi Watts, she falls for Glen and they marry and arouse Jacobi's ire. In fact her father was Jacobi's enemy in life and his idea of revenge was to wed and bed her and not out of love. That his own son has upset his plans makes him turn on Glen as well.

Hell hath no fury like a squire scorned. They have to flee and after that tragedy follows them around. And it's not all of Jacobi's making.

This Victorian story first turned up on British TV and later in America on Public Television's Mystery. The performances are first rate and the outstanding one is Naomi Watts who grows in strength and character throughout an ordeal of a life.


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