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A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990)

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

Writers:

Barbara Cartland (novel), Terence Feely
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Miles ... Emilie / Mme. Bluet
Oliver Reed ... The Rajah
Christopher Plummer ... The Grand Duke Ivan
Samantha Eggar ... Jeanne
Fiona Fullerton ... Lady Violet
Lysette Anthony ... Mistral
Marcus Gilbert ... Lord Robert Stanford
Jolyon Baker Jolyon Baker ... Prince Nicholas
Joanna Lumley ... Lady Drayton
Lewis Collins ... Lord Drayton
Gareth Hunt ... Dalton
Ron Moody ... Alphonse
Helen Cherry ... Mother Superior
Elizabeth Sellars ... Countess Kissler
Maxine Audley ... Lady Stanford
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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 courtesan Madame Bluet becomes the respectable Countess de Secret, and her niece Mistral, Mademoiselle Phantome. Soon, the secretive Countess and the beautiful Mlle. Phantome are the talk of Monte Carlo. Mistral finds herself surrounded by admirers - some with less than honorable intentions, while her aunt plots a long-awaited revenge. Will Mistral's chance for happiness be destroyed when her aunt's plot and past are revealed? Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK | Austria | Italy | USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbara Cartland's Ein Phantom in Monte Carlo - Das Schicksal von Mistral See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last film of Maxine Audley. See more »

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On Wings of Song
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OK period soap opera
10 June 2018 | by gridoon2018See all my reviews

A handsome, well-staged production, set in 1875 Monte Carlo, with some beautiful vistas and some lovely women, but a bit on the dull side. A good cast is not used to its full capabilities. A murder and a couple of sword fights cannot disguise the fact that this is really a chick flick at heart. My first experience with a Barbara Cartland adaptation, and it's probably enough to realize that it's not for me. **1/2 out of 4.


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