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Louisa May Alcott's 'The Inheritance' (1997)

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Forbidden love between a beautiful orphan and an eligible upper-class bachelor sparks jealousy and deceit in the family that took her in as a child in this period drama from director Bobby Roth. As a child, Edith Adelon (Cari Shayne) was taken in by the wealthy Henry Hamilton (Tom Conti) so that she could live at the lavish Evanswood Estate and serve as a paid companion to Henry's lonesome daughter Amy (Brigitta Dau). Over the years, Amy and Edith grow to become the best of friends and most personal of confidantes, though everything changes when a trio of visitors arrive to attend the annual Greens Cup horse race and Beatrice Hamilton (Meredith Baxter) enlists Edith's help in choosing an marriageable suitor for cousin Ida Glenshaw (Brigid Brannagh). When both of the eligible bachelors show signs of affection for Edith instead of Ida, the rising tensions force the privileged orphan to consider her true status among the upper class.

Cast

Meredith Baxter
as Beatrice Hamilton
Tom Conti
as Henry Hamilton
Thomas Gibson
as James Percy
Brigitta Dau
as Amy Hamilton
Brigid Brannagh
as Ida Glenshaw
Max Gail
as Arliss Johnston
Paul Anthony Stewart
as Frederick Arlington
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This was really a pretty good movie-must better than I thought it would be-esp. if you like 18th century English stories. very good

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