She Fell Among Thieves (1978)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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An old-fashioned thriller starring Malcolm McDowell and Eileen Atkins, this British period drama traces the battle of wills between a vacationing English gentleman and a villainous mistress. The year is 1922. Richard Chandos (McDowell) is on a Pyrenees vacation when he crosses paths with the malevolent Vanity Fair (Atkins) and her motley band of crooks. From high atop the turreted Chateau Jezreel, Fair plots to inherit millions by forcing her stepdaughter to marry. Little does Fair realize that the uptight Chandos is equally determined to thwart her plans by rescuing the young girl before the wedding vows are exchanged.

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English [nationality], inheritance, marriage-arranged, mistress, rescue, stepdaughter