What a good boy Roman was, showing us his talents. This is an excellent film, despite the fact that some viewers may say they find it too romantic. Perhaps they should take a look at their Hardy, those who are able to read. Other attempts at Hardy's work have, for some unfathomable reason, been less successful.

An unknown (at that time) Nastassia Kinski appears opposite a sultry Leigh Lawson and an angelic Peter Firth. One may ask, after performing in this extravaganza, what the future held in store? Little did Mssrs. Lawson and Firth dream that they would be reunited some years later in a (dare I say it?) lesser offering about Tristan & Isolde titled Fire and Sword. Whoops!

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