A Hazard of Hearts

08/05/2000
  |  Buy to Own: 08/05/2000
  |  89 min
Rated PG by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Helena Bonham Carter stars as the beautiful Serena Staverley in this adaptation of Barbara Cartland's romantic novel. One night, betting against the debauched Lord Wrotham (Edward Fox), Serena's gambling addicted father (Christopher Plummer) stakes Serena's hand in marriage on the outcome of a game of dice. When he loses and promptly commits suicide, the gallant Lord Vulcan (Marcus Gilbert) steps forward and offers to double the stakes, hoping thus to save Serena - who he has never met - from a lifetime married to the evil Wrotham. Vulcan wins, and having secured Serena's freedom, intends to say nothing more about it; but then, at the urging of his friend, he does go to visit Serena and immediately falls under her spell.