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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

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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UK | Austria | Italy | USA | West Germany

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last film of Helen Cherry. See more »

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On Wings of Song
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Soooo bad...
8 August 2004 | by ANearySee all my reviews

Well, what can you say about a Barbara Cartland adaptation?

There are some amazing actors in this (Oliver Reed, Sarah Miles, Christopher Plummer) but they clearly are clocking up the money.

Lysette Anthony and Marcus Gilbert have appeared in two other Cartland epics - Anthony with Hugh Grant (who looks suitably embarrassed) and Gilbert with Helena Bonham Carter.

If you really want to see a "watchable" adaptation of Cartland, the Bonham Carter one is the one to go for ("A Hazard of Hearts" - what a title!!). Gilbert is the weak link in that, but Bonham Carter is suitably beautiful and of course can actually act, and the rest of the cast play it to the hilt with tongues firmly in cheek (Edward Fox & Diana Rigg)


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