Poetic Licence

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Comedy/Crime/Drama/Mystery, UK, 1993, 49 min.

Synopsis Lovejoy agrees to help Charlotte's friend Mary Gladden save the mental institution she maintains in an old mansion that she bought to provide placid surroundings for those in her care. Unfortunately, unless she can raise 30,000 pounds the dedicated Mary will lose the property and her patients, including the insecure Virginia, will lose their home. Although there are vintage paintings and other antiques left from when the building was a private home, Lovejoy can find nothing of sufficient value to reach the needed total. The timid Virginiia, who was jilted years earlier by an enigmatic lover and rebinds old books with great skill as therapy, is convinced that a vintage mahogany bureau in her room is worth the needed amount. Although Lovejoy tells Mary that even with its missing top bookcase the bureau would only be worth between six and seven thousand pounds, Virginia insists that its value is much more. After she inexplicitly tells Lovejoy that he will know where the missing half is, someone tries to kill him.

Directed by Gordon Flemyng  

Starring Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Caroline Langrishe, Diane Parish, Anna Calder-Marshall, more...

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