Friday, 24 July 2009

The Lady and the Highwayman (Final part)

This 1989 trashy tv movie set in the times of Charles II based on a novel by Barbara Cartland is up on youtube. Not a brilliant movie by any means - but a stellar cast including Oliver Reed, Michael York as Charles II and a young Hugh Grant as the male lead - it's very much a case of spotting the famous British actors in their wigs type of fun. It has a reasonable look to it I reckon for a tv movie. This swashbuckling end scene around an execution is pretty watchable with some strange grey clad soldiery (maybe they were supposed to be the Royal English Regiment) and some nice drumming. Only for the brave or lovers of Restoration schlock (like me). Wiki on the movie

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