The Italian Venus

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Comedy/Crime/Drama/Mystery, UK, 1991, 50 min.

Synopsis This synopsis is too short and may not include the required detailed description of the entire plot. We normally require that synopses be at least 10 lines long. If you have seen this title, please help us by improving and expanding this synopsis. Lovejoy (Ian McShane) helps the poor brother (Nicholas Farrell) get some of his proper inheritance from his rich mean brother, Sir Hugo Carey-Holden (Patrick Malahide). Sir Hugo has Lovejoy look through the family catalogue of antiques to discover valuables. Lovejoy notices a drawing of the Italian Venus on a half shell. This is a very valuable antique which Sir Hugo thinks has been sold. Lovejoy finds the half shell in the garden. He then has the poor brother, Douglas Holden, who is a sculptor, create a copy of the original Italian Venus. Lovejoy sell the statue to Sir Hugo, who later realizes that he has been duped, as the original statue has been made into a lamp which is in his study.

Directed by John Woods  

Starring Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Chris Jury, Patrick Malahide, Celia Imrie, more...

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