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Harnessing Peacocks (1993)

The beautiful Hebe Rutter (Serena Scott Thomas) has been cast out by her family after a teenage pregnancy to a masked stranger during a fiesta in Italy. She makes ends meet and pays for her... See full summary »

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James Cellan Jones

Writers:

Mary Wesley (novel), Andrew Davies (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Serena Scott Thomas ... Hebe Rutter
Peter Davison ... Jim Huxtable
John Mills ... Bernard Quigley
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Mungo Duff
Renée Asherson ... Louisa Fox
Jeremy Child ... Julian Reeves
Brenda Bruce ... Amy Tremayne
Tom Beasley Tom Beasley ... Silas Rutter
Richard Huw Richard Huw ... Rory Grant
Abigail McKern Abigail McKern ... Hannah Krull
David Harewood ... Terry
Dilys Hamlett ... Lucy Duff
Marsha Fitzalan ... Alison Duff
Delia Lindsay ... Jennifer Reeves
Richard Mathews Richard Mathews ... Grandfather
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The beautiful Hebe Rutter (Serena Scott Thomas) has been cast out by her family after a teenage pregnancy to a masked stranger during a fiesta in Italy. She makes ends meet and pays for her son's school fees by cooking for old ladies and sleeping with a small syndicate of adoring men (the "peacocks" of the title, from Greek mythology). The story revolves around Hebe, her "clients", and their families, and set against a backdrop of village life in southwest England. There is a sub-theme of the antiques trade which draws some of the characters together, and ultimately resolves the mystery of Hebe's masked lover. Written by Crawford Logue <cjl@adl.dmt.csiro.au>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Befogott pávák See more »

Filming Locations:

Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Fur Elise
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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please release it on dvd
8 October 2002 | by jaykay3See all my reviews

I saw this a few years back on abc tv in australia and it has stayed with me ever since,I cant recall enough detail to comment in detail just that the performances are fantastic and the story is unique.It is quite simply a beautiful film and I wish it was available on dvd.


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