A Hazard of Hearts

Genres: Drama, Romance
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.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1987-12-27
Run time: 90 minute / 1:30
Director: John Hough
Writer: Terence Feely



Diana Rigg
as Lady Harriet Vulcan
Edward Fox
as Lord Harry Wrotham
Christopher Plummer
as Sir Giles Staverley
Helena Bonham Carter
as Serena Staverley
Neil Dickson
as Nicholas
Fionna Fullerton
as Lady Isabel Gillingham
Stewart Granger
as Old Vulcan
Anna Massey
as Eudora
Eileen Atkins
as Lady Harriet's Maid
Christopher Villiers
as Captain Jackson
Gareth Hunt
as Joker
Marcus Gilbert
as Lord Justin Vulcan
Robert Addie
as Lord Peter Gillingham
James Gaddas
as Lord John Burley
Ben Aris
as Lieutenant of Dragoons
Genevieve Allenbury
as Yvette
Lea Rochelle
as Marie Louise
Kenny Ireland
as Padlett
Dan Meaden
as Big Red
Daniel Moynihan
as Referee
Nelville Phillip
as 1st Gambler
John Abbott
as 2nd Gambler
Josanne Haydon-Pierce
as La Flamme
John Boswall
as Meadows
John Hough Director

Terence Feely Screenplay

Laurie Johnson Original Music Composer

Frank Watts Cinematography

Barbara Cartland Novel

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