The Duchess of Duke Street: Season 1, Episode 6

For Love or Money (9 Oct. 1976)

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A con artist, posing as a Baron, dupes a greedy American guest and seduces a lonely young bride, as a vigilant and intrigued Louisa monitors his every move.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Leigh Lawson ...
Baron Paul Oppendorf
Lady Adam
Paul Curran ...
Sir George Adam
Ed Devereaux ...
The Senator
John Welsh ...
John Cater ...


Louisa welcomes Baron Paul Oppendorf supposedly a friend of Charlie Tyrrell who is away at the moment. He is in fact a womanizer and a con artist and he has his eyes set on both pursuits while at the hotel. He strikes as friendship with a visiting US Senator and soon introduces him to a fabulous machine into which you insert a £5 note and twelve hours later, it will produce an exact duplicate. It's all a hoax of course, but the Senator desperately wants to buy it. As for his amorous pursuits, he sets his sight on Lady Adam, the young and somewhat neglected bride of the gruff and much older Sir George Adam. The Baron arranges to get his hands on the key to the connecting door between their rooms and she is soon in his bed. Throughout, Louisa keeps a watchful eye on the events as they unfold. Written by garykmcd

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This episode takes place in 1904. However the character of the smooth talking Baron(played by Leigh Lawson) is in part based on real life con-man Victor Lustig(1890-1947). Lustig is most famous for conning a rich man into 'buying' the Eiffel Tower for scrap metal. Lustig also produced a money making (counterfeit) machine exactly like the one portrayed in this episode. Lustig even conned Al Capone. He was at his height as a con artist in the 1920s and 30s. See more »


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