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When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley has lost his estate and all his money playing dice, he realises that he only has one thing left of value: his daughter Serena. In a final game, he stakes his daughter's hand in marriage, convinced that this time he will not lose. Unfortunately, however, he does lose; to the evil Lord Wrotham. Unable to return home and tell his daughter that he has lost her in a game of dice, Sir Giles kills himself there and then. Lord Vulcan, who has witnessed the events, takes pity on Serena Staverley, although they have never met. He challenges Lord Wrotham to a game of dice in which the winner takes both Staverley Court and Miss Serena.

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  1. Barbara Cartland


  2. Terence Feely


  3. John Hough


Top Billed Cast

  1. Diana Rigg

    Diana Rigg

    Lady Harriet Vulcan

  2. Edward Fox

    Edward Fox

    Lord Harry Wrotham

  3. Christopher Plummer

    Christopher Plummer

    Sir Giles Staverley

  4. Helena Bonham Carter

    Helena Bonham Carter

    Serena Staverley

  5. Neil Dickson

    Neil Dickson


  6. FF

    Fionna Fullerton

    Lady Isabel Gillingham

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • December 27, 1987



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