Sally Lockhart attempts to find the meaning behind her late father's last letter which contained the phrase "the seven blessings" -- a cryptic message that can strike a man dead with fear. Sally is helped by her friends, including Frederick Garland, a photographer, and Jim, a young assistant at the family's shipping firm. The ever twisting mystery involves assassins, opium dens, Chinese gangs, and the Ruby of Agrapur. The priceless ruby is also sought by the ruthless Mrs. Holland, who is willing to kill to get her hands on it.
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Costars Billie Piper and Matt Smith would both go on to feature in Doctor Who (2005) - Billie Piper played companion Rose Tyler (2005-2006; 2008; 2013) and Matt Smith played the Eleventh Doctor (2010-2013). See more
On the drama channel the film has been edited for violence by the creators of the film. The scene where a man has his throat slit has been heavily edited only showing a man about to flick the knife and only the rest of the flicking of the knife can be heard while showing the servant dropping the tray of drink in horror of what happened and then cutting to the next scene See more
Followed by The Shadow in the North