The Right Hand Man (1987)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Harry Ironmaster (Rupert Everett) is an aristocratic and wealthy young man, which in his time and place should put him pretty much on top of the world. However, he is responsible for a horse-drawn coach accident in which his father is killed and he himself loses an arm. Not only that, but his favored pastime of horse-riding is no longer possible for him. His girlfriend, the doctor's daughter, wants to draw him out of his depression, but nothing seems to help. Harry's low state begins to lift when he makes friends with Ned, the very capable driver of a local express coach to Sydney. They are both aware that trains will soon replace these huge wagons, and Ned agrees to work for Harry. This costume drama boasts some beautiful cinematography, and is based on a best-selling novel by Kathleen Peyton.



aristocracy, brother, daughter, death, doctor/nurse, family, love, Outback, patriarch, sister, stagecoach, terminal-illness, unrequited