7.2/10
1,006
17 user 3 critic

A Hazard of Hearts (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 27 December 1987
When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley has lost his estate and all his money playing dice, he realises that he only has one thing left of value: his daughter Serena. In a final game, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Movie 1989)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II.

Director: John Hough
Stars: Emma Samms, Oliver Reed, Claire Bloom
A Ghost in Monte Carlo (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Weary of her very public life in Paris, an aging courtesan takes her orphaned niece from her convent home and relocates to Monte Carlo to begin a new life. Determined to bury the past, the ... See full summary »

Director: John Hough
Stars: Sarah Miles, Oliver Reed, Christopher Plummer
Duel of Hearts (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lady Caroline Faye meets Lord Vane Brecon and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit, she sets out to prove him innocent, and takes a... See full summary »

Director: John Hough
Stars: Alison Doody, Michael York, Geraldine Chaplin
Lady Jane (1986)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a ... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Nunn
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood
Mansfield Park (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but... See full summary »

Director: Iain B. MacDonald
Stars: Julia Joyce, Douglas Hodge, Maggie O'Neill
Northanger Abbey (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.

Director: Jon Jones
Stars: Geraldine James, Michael Judd, Julia Dearden
Wives and Daughters (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Rozema
Stars: Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.

Director: Iain Softley
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alex Jennings
A Pattern of Roses (TV Movie 1983)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Teenagers Tim Ingram and his friend Rebecca investigate a ghost story involving a boy, Tom Inskip, who mysteriously died in Tim's parents' cottage in 1910. Tim soon discovers eerie parallels between himself and Tim during his final days.

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Stars: Stuart MacKenzie, Suzanna Hamilton, Vivian Pickles
Recipe for Revenge (TV Movie 1998)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A caterer witnesses a brutal murder and must seek police protection until she can testify.

Director: Stacey Stewart Curtis
Stars: Kim Huffman, Alex Carter, Corbin Bernsen
Persuasion (TV Movie 2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Shergold
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Anthony Head
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lady Harriet Vulcan
... Lord Harry Wrotham
... Serena Staverley
... Lady Isabel Gillingham
... Nicholas
... Sir Giles Staverley
... Old Vulcan
... Eudora
... Lady Harriet's Maid
... Joker
... Lord Justin Vulcan
Robert Addie ... Lord Peter Gillingham
... Lord John Burley
... Captain Jackson
Ben Aris ... Lieutenant of Dragoons
Edit

Storyline

When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley has lost his estate and all his money playing dice, he realises that he only has one thing left of value: his daughter Serena. In a final game, he stakes his daughter's hand in marriage, convinced that this time he will not lose. Unfortunately, however, he does lose; to the evil Lord Wrotham. Unable to return home and tell his daughter that he has lost her in a game of dice, Sir Giles kills himself there and then. Lord Vulcan, who has witnessed the events, takes pity on Serena Staverley, although they have never met. He challenges Lord Wrotham to a game of dice in which the winner takes both Staverley Court and Miss Serena. Lord Vulcan wins and simply pleased that he has saved someone from the nasty Wrotham, he thinks no more about the event. One evening, however, Vulcan's friend Lord Peter Gillingham insists upon them going to Staverley Court to take a look at Vulcan's "prize." When arriving there, Vulcan finds Serena Staverley more ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herttaässä  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Just after Justin asks Serena to marry him for the first time and he then walks toward the window, you can see a thin microphone being poked towards him as the walks away - the sound guy then realises it's in shot and pulls it back. See more »

Quotes

Lady Harriet Vulcan: The devil take you Harry!
Lord Harry Wrotham: Oh I do hope so Harriet, I couldn't bear to be parted from you.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Great Adaptations: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Help!
1 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it aired in 1987 on the ABC network. I absolutely loved it. My mom taped it and I watched it everyday after school and all summer long, until... MY MOM TAPED OVER IT ACCIDENTALLY!!! I was absolutely devastated, and needless to say, my mom still has not lived it down. HELP! I have searched for this movie for 14 years, and am desperate to get a copy of it. Even if it has all the old commercials--any condition. Where can I find a copy? Please help me locate a copy of this most adorable movie. Thank you for any assistance you may lend to assist me.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page