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The Clandestine Marriage (1999)

A period movie, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up noble family. ... See full summary »

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Christopher Miles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Hawthorne ... Lord Ogleby
Joan Collins ... Mrs. Heidelberg
Timothy Spall ... Sterling
Tom Hollander ... Sir John Ogelby
Paul Nicholls ... Richard Lovewell
Natasha Little ... Fanny
Emma Chambers ... Betsy
Cyril Shaps ... Canton
Ray Fearon ... Brush
Mark Burns Mark Burns ... Capstick
Timothy Bateson ... Gaoler
Craster Pringle Craster Pringle ... Ruben
Lara Harvey Lara Harvey ... Lucy
Jenny Galloway ... Mrs Trusty
Philippa Stanton Philippa Stanton ... Chamber
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A period movie, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up noble family. The planned marriage suffers a last-minute upset when the would-be husband switches affections to the bride's sister.

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For better...or for worse

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamos gia klamata See more »

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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)
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Sir Nigel Hawthorne and Dame Joan Collins used their own money to fund the movie when financial difficulties arose during production. See more »

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Secret
Written by Trevor Bentham, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Stanislas Syrewicz
Arranged by Julia Taylor-Stanley, Ian Lynn, Stanislas Syrewicz
Performed by Miriam
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18th Century Movie of the Week
20 September 2009 | by samkanSee all my reviews

Imagine, if you can, an early 18th century English audience not in the mood for Shakespeare, the sitting Poet Laureate, or anything so heavy. Cricket match is rained out and Bedlam is closed for renovation. These folk just want to stroll down to the local corner playhouse on half-price Wednesday, pick up a cheap bottle of wine and some greasy chips and have a nice chortle, cahoot, yuk, etc.

They would be splendidly satisfied if the The Clandestine Marriage were playing that evening. No long soliloquies, preachy speeches or inside jokes. No heroes or sympathetic characters. No daggers, evil motives or dastardly rogues. Indeed, there are no characters in this amusing farce that are much better or worse than another. Just an amusing comedy about pretensions, human nature and anxieties. If you can't have a good time with it, thou best lighten up,


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