The Firefly Cage

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Comedy/Crime/Drama/Mystery, UK, 1986, 57 min.

Synopsis Antiques dealer Lovejoy tours the auction rooms of Norfolk with his barker Tinker and young assistant Eric looking for bargains. After being hauled in by the police over a stolen chalice he misses the opportunity to buy a Japanese firefly cage,carved from coal,but tracks down the purchaser, Nicola Page,stepdaughter of the late George Hepplestone,an expert at coal carving. When Drummer,an elderly beach-comber who found the chalice and knew Hepplestone,is killed Lovejoy and new friend Lady Jane Felsham investigate,uncovering a racket involving stolen antiques and damaging his landlord,Charlie Gimbert's boat as he brings the killers to justice.

Directed by David Reynolds  

Starring Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Malcolm Tierney, Chris Jury, more...

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