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The Shadow in the North (2007)

Sally Lockhart and friends investigate the disappearance of a steamship, a magician who is threatened by thugs, a psychic with dark visions, and heartless industrialist.

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... Axel Bellmann
Doña Croll ... Nellie Budd (as Dona Croll)
... Nicholas Bedwell
... Frederick Garland
... Sally Lockhart
... Jim Taylor
... Webster Garland
Antonia Pemberton ... Miss Walsh
... Rosa Garland
... Bram Stoker
... Alistair MacKinnon
Richard Clews ... Mr. Windlesham
... Harris
Peter Whittington ... Society Gentleman
... Sackville
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Sally Lockheart now runs her own financial consulting business, while her friends Fred and Jim have opened a detective agency. But when one of her clients looses money over a vanishing steamship, Sally and the young detectives join forces again. The mystery leads them to threatened stage magician and a medium with a dark vision. Sally must also face an old enemy. Written by L. Hamre

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Aventurile lui Sally Lockhart: Misterul Pietrei Polare  »

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The red paisley waistcoat JJ Feild (Fred Garland) wears is the same costume Chris Gorell Barnes wears in The Regency House Party (2004), and Dan Stevens (Edward Ferrars) wears for Edward's arrival at Norland in Sense & Sensibility (2008). See more »

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Follows Masterpiece Classic: The Ruby in the Smoke (2006) See more »

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Preposterous Victorian Mystery
5 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

It is sad when an excellent cast is wasted in something quite as preposterous as this.

Imagine a late Victorian London where a near teenage young lady styles herself a 'Financial Consultant', and sinks a retired school teacher's entire retirement savings in a shipping line that goes bankrupt after its ship -- apparently the only one -- mysteriously disappears at sea on a calm day.

The plucky financial consultant resolves to retrieve the retirement funds, and begins investigating in a culturally thoroughly modern, multicultural London, as if maybe the screen writer and casting director had failed to notice the Victorian settings and worked a modern script, while everybody else did their best to recreate Victorian London without paying attention to the incongruities and anachronisms of the script.

Throw in mediums, psychic visions, mysterious foreigners, dastardly businessmen, surprisingly unintimidating goons, secret weddings, and love affairs that are so complicated that even the cast seems quite unable to work out who is involved with whom until the very end.

Fans of Philip Pullman's 'Sally Lockhart' books may not mind any of it, but this movie will leave the uninitiated puzzled as to their success.


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