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The Death of the Heart (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 3 May 1987
A young orphan girl, Portia, goes to live with her well-to-do aunt and uncle. As she is groomed to become a lady, she is confused by the young man who seems to be courting her. Surrounded ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Hammond

Writers:

Elizabeth Bowen (novel), Derek Mahon
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Cast

Credited cast:
Phyllis Calvert ... Mrs. Heccomb
Daniel Chatto Daniel Chatto ... Eddie
JoJo Cole JoJo Cole ... Portia Quayne
Judith Davis Judith Davis ... Waitress
Alice Douglas Alice Douglas ... Clara
Paul Mark Elliott Paul Mark Elliott ... Cecil
Samantha Gates Samantha Gates ... Lillian
Meryl Hampton Meryl Hampton ... Phyllis
Robert Hardy ... Major Brutt
Nigel Havers ... Thomas Quayne
Damaris Hayman Damaris Hayman ... Miss Paullie
Wendy Hiller ... Matchett
Patricia Hodge ... Anna Quayne
Jonathan Hyde ... St. Quentin Miller
Patrick Pearson Patrick Pearson ... Dickie Heccomb
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Storyline

A young orphan girl, Portia, goes to live with her well-to-do aunt and uncle. As she is groomed to become a lady, she is confused by the young man who seems to be courting her. Surrounded by pretentious people who have no clue how to deal with teenagers, she soon loses her naïveté and thinks of running away. Written by C. Durini

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Masterpiece Theatre: The Death of the Heart See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the extended dinner sequence, Patricia Hodge sits across from her husband at the beginning and then her guest later in the scene. See more »

Soundtracks

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
(uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
[heard in background as Matchett enters hotel to collect Portia]
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Perfect vehicle for Patricia Hodge
17 August 2002 | by mcvnetSee all my reviews

Patricia Hodge was cast perfectly. So were all the other actors but her especially. If you love reading Elizabeth Bowen then this movie based on her book will not disappoint you. It used to be shown on Bravo but hasn't been shown in a long time. I would love to buy it if it becomes available for purchase.


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