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The Making of a Lady (2012)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 9 February 2014
After losing her employment, Emily accepts a proposal that will give her a secure future. But she soon finds trapped in her new family's deception.
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Complete credited cast:
Lydia Wilson ... Emily Fox Seton
Maggie Fox Maggie Fox ... Mrs. Parke
Sarah Ridgeway Sarah Ridgeway ... Jane
Joanna Lumley ... Lady Maria Byrne
Linus Roache ... Lord James Walderhurst.
Souad Faress ... Ameerah
James D'Arcy ... Captain Alec Osborn
Hasina Haque ... Hester Osborn
Victoria Ross Victoria Ross ... Annabelle Rivers
Lucy Gape ... Agatha Slade
Malcolm Storry ... Mr. Litton
Claire Hackett Claire Hackett ... Mrs. Litton
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1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,Emily's employer. It is an arrangement for them both - in James' case to stop the family home passing to James' cousin Alec Osborn and his Anglo-Indian wife Hester. However affection soon grows between them but James is posted to India with his regiment and the Osborns come to stay with Emily,telling her James sent them to look after her. But they have lied and Alec's alarming mood swings brought on by illness threatens Emily's pregnancy and drives the staff away. Soon Emily realises that the couple is up to no good. Written by don @ minifie-1

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English

Release Date:

9 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nobre Ganância See more »

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16:9 HD
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Based on two works by Frances Hodgson Burnett: "The Making of a Marchioness," a novella that ends with Emily and Lord Walderhurst's engagement, and its sequel "The Methods of Lady Walderhurst." Both works have been subsequently published together, either under name "The Making of a Marchioness" or as "Emily Fox-Seton." See more »

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Lady Maria's dinner for Lord Walderhurst, he is holding his soup spoon in his right hand. It is later revealed in the story that he is left-handed. See more »

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Worst Remake of a Good Novel For This or Any Year
21 February 2014 | by bsullivan24-1See all my reviews

I looked forward to seeing this film. Frances Hodgson Burnett's double novel, the Making of a Marchioness and Emily Fox Seton, is a fine minor Victorian work with excellently drawn characterizations and a good plot. The romance develops in a true-to-life fashion, and the author is careful in recognizing the contrast between the action and the expectations of convention at the time. This film production is a burlesque of what it ought to have been. Important characters have been deleted; others changed beyond recognition. The jarring anachronisms could easily have been avoided by following the book as written. The plot elements are impossible in too many ways to mention. The characters' behavior makes no sense. This is another work entirely, bearing no slight resemblance to the Burnett work, and vastly inferior. Even the characters' names are mangled.Why not make a film of the work after which it is titled? What a waste!


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