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Mistress of Paradise (1981)

In the 19th century, a wealthy Northern woman marries a Louisiana plantation owner and then becomes suspicious about his first wife's death.

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Peter Medak
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Geneviève Bujold ... Elizabeth Beaufort
Chad Everett ... Charles Beaufort
Anthony Andrews ... Buckley
Olivia Cole ... Victorine
Lelia Goldoni ... Peg
Carolyn Seymour ... Adele
John McLiam ... Nathan MacKay
Myron Natwick ... Dr. Slocum
Fred D. Scott Fred D. Scott ... Franklin
Bill Wiley ... Captain Tyler
Tonea Stewart ... Sister Sarah
Valerian Smith Valerian Smith ... Jimmy
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In the 19th century, a wealthy Northern woman marries a Louisiana plantation owner and then becomes suspicious about his first wife's death.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das letzte Paradies - Schatten der Vergangenheit See more »

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Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Anthony NOT a hammy actor
20 September 2005 | by loofahcat-1See all my reviews

Okay, the movie is pretty bad. But to disparage Anthony Andrews is just plain ludicrous. He didn't write the story, he didn't direct the movie, he merely played a character in the movie. Apparently the person who commented previously hates Anthony Andrews for some strange reason. That is his or her problem. Anthony Andrews is a wonderful actor(see Brideshead Revisited, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Lighthorsemen and others). He does not deserve the abuse poured upon him. All actors make poor choices in movies and this just happens to be one of Anthony's. This movie is based on a Gothic novel. Having been into Gothic novels in my younger years, I can attest that they all have basically the same kind of plot line. This one is no exception. Even though the movie is rather poorly done, it's still worth a look if only for a chance to see Anthony Andrews.


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