The Scarlet Tunic (1998)

The Scarlet Tunic (1998)





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In 19th-century England, Frances meets handsome Matthaus, a German cavalry soldier ready for action. The two are instantly attracted, and Matthaus and his cohorts decide to desert the army, an action that results in problems.
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Emma Fielding
as Frances Groves
Jean-Marc Barr
as Matthaus Singer
Simon Callow
as Capt. Fairfax
Jack Shepherd
as Edward Groves
John Sessions
as Humphrey Gould
Linda Bellingham
as Emily Marlowe
Lynda Bellingham
as Emily Marlowe
Thomas Lockyer
as Christoph Singer
Gareth Hale
as William Parsons
Lisa Faulkner
as Amy Parsons
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:D Netflix Online [url=""][img][/img][/url] [b]My Review:[/b] This was a beautiful movie. The scenery was beautiful and the costumes were wonderful as well. I loved Jean-Marc Barr (playing Matthaus Singer) and Emma Fielding (playing Frances Groves) in the leading roles. Very strong performances. This film had it all: passion, suspense, drama, intrigue and a surprise ending. For a period piece lover like me, it was the perfect movie. [b]SYNOPSIS:[/b] The spectacular scenery of Wessex and the Dorset coast provides the backdrop for this adaptation of a Thomas Hardy short story. Set in nineteenth century rural England, this is the story of forbidden romance between a German hussar serving with King George III's personal cavalry, Matthaus Singer, and the only daughter of a West country solicitor, Frances Groves. The German legion is encamped on the downs as the threat of war with Napoleon looms. Matthaus longs for his homeland and Frances is trapped in an interminable engagement to one of her father's business associates, Humphrey Gould. Illicit meetings between Frances and Matthaus flare into a passionate affair as each searches for escape and happiness. Were they to be discovered, she would be branded a soldier's whore and he a disgrace to his regiment.

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Too subdued story of star crossed lovers. Good acting but prosaic presentation.

jay nixon
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