Desperate Remedies

Play Song
Pause Song

About the film

Desperate Remedies

new zealand period drama british colonial

Desperate Remedies

Release Date: November 26, 1993

Year    :   1993
Slogan    :   «Colonial romancing and complicating...»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   James Wallace Productions, New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air, Avalon/NFU Studios
Director    :   Stewart Main, Peter Wells
Producers    :   Trishia Downie, James Wallace
Writers    :   Stewart Main, Peter Wells
RunTime    :   93 mins.

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?

Want to see ?

Main Actors


There are no reviews yet