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A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990)

Weary of her very public life in Paris, an aging courtesan takes her orphaned niece from her convent home and relocates to Monte Carlo to begin a new life. Determined to bury the past, the ... See full summary »

Director:

John Hough

Writers:

Barbara Cartland (novel), Terence Feely
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Miles ... Emilie / Mme. Bluet
Oliver Reed ... The Rajah
Christopher Plummer ... The Grand Duke Ivan
Samantha Eggar ... Jeanne
Fiona Fullerton ... Lady Violet
Lysette Anthony ... Mistral
Marcus Gilbert ... Lord Robert Stanford
Jolyon Baker Jolyon Baker ... Prince Nicholas
Joanna Lumley ... Lady Drayton
Lewis Collins ... Lord Drayton
Gareth Hunt ... Dalton
Ron Moody ... Alphonse
Helen Cherry ... Mother Superior
Elizabeth Sellars ... Countess Kissler
Maxine Audley ... Lady Stanford
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Weary of her very public life in Paris, an aging courtesan takes her orphaned niece from her convent home and relocates to Monte Carlo to begin a new life. Determined to bury the past, the courtesan Madame Bluet becomes the respectable Countess de Secret, and her niece Mistral, Mademoiselle Phantome. Soon, the secretive Countess and the beautiful Mlle. Phantome are the talk of Monte Carlo. Mistral finds herself surrounded by admirers - some with less than honorable intentions, while her aunt plots a long-awaited revenge. Will Mistral's chance for happiness be destroyed when her aunt's plot and past are revealed? Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbara Cartland's Ein Phantom in Monte Carlo - Das Schicksal von Mistral See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last film of Maxine Audley. See more »

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Drama-romance with spectacular scenarios and surprise final
27 November 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Madame Emilie (Sarah Miles) is an old courtesan woman , changing her weary life , she takes her orphaned niece Mistral (Lysette Anthony) from a convent . Both of them undergo a new life in the cosmopolitan Montecarlo along with the maid (Samantha Eggar). The courtesan becomes the countess of Secret . They are the talk of the high class from Montecarlo . Mistral encounters herself surrounded by suitors , as Lord Roberts (Marcus Gilbert) and prince Nicholas , son of the Grand Duke (Christopher Plummer) . But some (Gareth Hunt) knows the secrets and threatens to Emilie and an admirer Rajah (Oliver Reed) has less than honorable intentions over Mistral . Meanwhile , the aunt hiding a number of secrets is plotting a long-awaited vengeance in a twisted finale . Naturally , there's a happy ending like happens on all stories by Barbara Cartland.

This is a romance-drama with tragedy , murder, passion , love , twisted plot and incredible ending . It's an entertaining film and regency romance fans will appreciate the attention to period detail . Based on the romance novel with the same title by Barbara Cartland . In fact , belongs to quatrain of pictures directed by John Hough , such as : ¨Duel of hearts (Alison Doody, Michael York), ¨Hazard of hearts¨(Helena Bonham Carter, Gilbert), and the best , ¨The lady and the highwayman¨(Hugh Grant, Lysette Anthony) . All realized by the same director , producer (Albert Fennell, Sir Lew Grade), musician (Laurie Johnson : The avengers) , author (Cartland) and similar players (Lysette Anthony , Marcus Gilbert , Neal Dickson , Fiona Fullerton , Christopher Plummer , among others) . This TV picture was well directed by John Hough . He has an eclectic and long filmmaker career , beginning in television series (Avengers, Protectors) , making Hammer film (Twins of evil), classic terror (legend of hell house) , average horror movies (Howling IV, American Gothic) , adventures (Island of treasure, Black arrow) until wholesome Disney family fare (Return and escape to witch mountain) . The flick will appeal to romantic drama buffs.


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