Desperate Remedies (1993)

M 11/26/1993 (AU) Drama 1h 33m

Colonial romancing and complicating...


In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune hunter. A local politician, William Poyner, is desperate for cash and thinks marriage to Dorothea will save him. Dorothea hires Lawrence Hayes, a rough but handsome Argonaut, to bribe Fraser with jewels and to marry Rose; Hayes desperately loves Dorothea and may marry Rose to stay close to her. But Dorothea has a lover, the ravishing Anne Cooper, who encourages the match with Poyser to give the lovers cover. Are these remedies, each desperate in its turn, going to make anyone happy?

  1. Stewart Main

    Director, Writer

  2. Peter Wells

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jennifer Ward-Lealand

    Jennifer Ward-Lealand

    Dorothea Brook

  2. Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    Lawrence Hayes

  3. Lisa Chappell

    Lisa Chappell

    Anne Cooper

  4. Cliff Curtis

    Cliff Curtis


  5. Michael Hurst

    Michael Hurst

    Willam Poyser

  6. Helen Steemson

    Helen Steemson


  7. Kiri Mills


  8. Bridget Armstrong

    Mary Anne

  9. Timothy Raby

    Timothy Raby

    Mr. Weedle

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Desperate Remedies

Status Released

Original Language English

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