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The Making of a Lady (2012)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 9 February 2014
After losing her employment, Emily accepts a proposal that will give her a secure future. But she soon finds trapped in her new family's deception.
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Complete credited cast:
Lydia Wilson ... Emily Fox Seton
Maggie Fox Maggie Fox ... Mrs. Parke
Sarah Ridgeway Sarah Ridgeway ... Jane
Joanna Lumley ... Lady Maria Byrne
Linus Roache ... Lord James Walderhurst.
Souad Faress ... Ameerah
James D'Arcy ... Captain Alec Osborn
Hasina Haque ... Hester Osborn
Victoria Ross Victoria Ross ... Annabelle Rivers
Lucy Gape ... Agatha Slade
Malcolm Storry ... Mr. Litton
Claire Hackett Claire Hackett ... Mrs. Litton
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1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,Emily's employer. It is an arrangement for them both - in James' case to stop the family home passing to James' cousin Alec Osborn and his Anglo-Indian wife Hester. However affection soon grows between them but James is posted to India with his regiment and the Osborns come to stay with Emily,telling her James sent them to look after her. But they have lied and Alec's alarming mood swings brought on by illness threatens Emily's pregnancy and drives the staff away. Soon Emily realises that the couple is up to no good. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Based on two works by Frances Hodgson Burnett: "The Making of a Marchioness," a novella that ends with Emily and Lord Walderhurst's engagement, and its sequel "The Methods of Lady Walderhurst." Both works have been subsequently published together, either under name "The Making of a Marchioness" or as "Emily Fox-Seton." See more »

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When Alec's corpse is laid down, his head is placed on the curb. In the next shot he is shown laying about 2 feet away from the curb. See more »

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Ultimately unsatisfying
16 April 2020 | by eclarkdogSee all my reviews

Intrigued by the great cast, I gave this movie a shot. Have not familiarity with the source it is based on or how much material there is to work with.

Movie starts out nicely. Again, great cast. I was immediately intrigued by our lowly and lovely heroine. Yet, overall this movie is way to short and did not give enough service to the blossoming relationship before the movie evolves into a more melodramatic and suspenseful arena. Ultimately, this leaves very little emotional impact to ..well...anything that happens.

Decently acted, but felt that most of the very good cast did not feel all that invested in the effort. I think an expanded version of the first half of the movie before all the melodrama would make an excellent watch.

Regardless, the movie is probably worth of watch if you like period pieces. It is mostly entertaining but otherwise just a trifle.


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Language:

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Release Date:

9 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nobre Ganância See more »

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