Normally I would not read Cartland but I came across some of the plot whilst researching the Regency Era and then saw similarities there that forced me to investigate the book. Before getting it I saw Hazard of Hearts. Barbara Cartland. After her mother died when Serena Staverley was just nine, her father, Sir Giles, indulged his deep passion for gambling, leaving his only child in charge of an impoverished household.
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When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley Christopher Plummer has lost his estate and all of his money playing dice, he realizes that he only has one thing left of value: his daughter Serena Helena Bonham Carter. In a final game, he stakes his daughter's hand in marriage, convinced that this time he will not lose. Unable to return home and tell his daughter that he has lost her in a game of dice, Sir Giles kills himself there and then.
Lord Justin Vulcan Marcus Gilbert , who has witnessed the events, takes pity on Serena Staverley, although they have never met. Lord Justin Vulcan wins and is simply pleased that he has saved someone from the nasty Wrotham, he thinks no more about the event. I caught this movie when it first came out and it instantly became my favorite romance film. I was 12 then and I impatiently waited for it to come on TV again. I was fortunate enough to record it the second and third time that it re-appeared and I wish it was out on video for others to enjoy.
It's not earth shattering, but cute, sweet and fun. Helena Bonham Carter is adorable and has spunk and Marcus Gilbert is a handsome devil that can make you melt down through the couch! You might also enjoy The Scarlet Pimpernel. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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Gothic romance. Gothic Romance. Period romantic dramas ought to see! Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Diana Rigg Lady Harriet Vulcan Edward Fox Serena Staverley Fiona Fullerton Lady Isabel Gillingham Neil Dickson Nicholas Christopher Plummer Sir Giles Staverley Stewart Granger Old Vulcan Anna Massey Eudora Eileen Atkins Lady Harriet's Maid Gareth Hunt Joker Marcus Gilbert Lord Justin Vulcan Robert Addie Lord Peter Gillingham James Gaddas Lord John Burley Christopher Villiers Captain Jackson Ben Aris Learn more More Like This.
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A HAZARD OF HEARTS
A Hazard of Hearts
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