The Scarlet Tunic Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Scarlet Tunic the Movie

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Based on the novella "The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion" by Thomas Hardy. It's 1802 in Hardy's fictional Wessex countryside where a light cavalry regiment of bored Germans, fighting with the British against Napoleon, has an encampment on the land of retired doctor Edward Groves (Shepherd). Groves' pretty daughter Frances (Fielding) is engaged to local businessman Humphrey Gould (Sessions) but, of course, she falls for dashing German hussar Matthaus Singer (Barr). Since this is a Hardy story, don't expect any happy endings.


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Available on VHS
Running time 101 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Military: Foreign, Great Britain, Otherwise Engaged, Adapted from a Story, Books to Film: Thomas Hardy, Tragedy
Stuart St. Paul, Mark Jenkins, Colin Clements
Jean-Marc Barr, Emma Fielding, Simon Callow, John Sessions, Jack Shepherd, Andrew Tiernan, Thomas Lockyer
Malcolm McLean
Stuart St. Paul
John Scott

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