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The Wyvern Mystery (2000)

After hastening the death of a tenant with whom he has been feuding, Squire Fairfield brings the dead man's young daughter to live in Wyvern Manor. Alice falls in love with one of the ... See full summary »

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Alex Pillai

Writers:

Sheridan Le Fanu (novel) (as J.S. Le Fanu), David Pirie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Alice Fairfield
Derek Jacobi ... Squire Fairfield
Iain Glen ... Charles Fairfield
Jack Davenport ... Harry Fairfield
Aisling O'Sullivan Aisling O'Sullivan ... Vrau
Elaine Collins Elaine Collins ... Dulcie
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ... Mrs. Tarnley
Marston Bloom Marston Bloom ... Alice's Father
Tim Preece Tim Preece ... Jim
Raymond Sawyer Raymond Sawyer ... Doctor
John Peters John Peters ... Reverend Cray
Anita Carey Anita Carey ... Mrs. Carew
Ursula Holden Gill Ursula Holden Gill ... Lily
Mark Hadfield ... Tom
Rachel Sanders Rachel Sanders ... Claire Shaw
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After hastening the death of a tenant with whom he has been feuding, Squire Fairfield brings the dead man's young daughter to live in Wyvern Manor. Alice falls in love with one of the squire's two sons. She and Charles elope, incurring the wrath of his father who had lecherous intentions towards Alice. The newlyweds avoid the squire by living in an outlying estate where their baby is born. Charles is attacked by a mysterious woman who literally comes out of the woodwork, and their baby is hidden away in another home. Alice feels trapped, surrounded by secrets and mysteries and wondering who she can really trust. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Some family secrets can kill.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El misterio Wyvern See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Squire Fairfield: So, what news of London?
Alice Fairfield: Yes, I would love to hear.
Charles Fairfield: All the same, thieves everywhere, but the worst wear wigs and practice law.
Harry Fairfield: Well said Charley, there are more thieves in the courts than the filthiest alehouse.
Squire Fairfield: What do you want with lawyers?
Charles Fairfield: As little as possible.
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Hell hath no fury like a squire scorned
19 February 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although this films aspire to Gothic horror, the villains are quite human and operate with some quite human motives in The Wyvern Mystery. It's the tale of a young girl taken in by the local squire Derek Jacobi, treated well enough, but knowing she's not at the same level as his two blood kin sons Iain Glen and Jack Davenport.

As she grows up and turns into the beautiful Naomi Watts, she falls for Glen and they marry and arouse Jacobi's ire. In fact her father was Jacobi's enemy in life and his idea of revenge was to wed and bed her and not out of love. That his own son has upset his plans makes him turn on Glen as well.

Hell hath no fury like a squire scorned. They have to flee and after that tragedy follows them around. And it's not all of Jacobi's making.

This Victorian story first turned up on British TV and later in America on Public Television's Mystery. The performances are first rate and the outstanding one is Naomi Watts who grows in strength and character throughout an ordeal of a life.


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