Regardless of the great admiration I have for period dramas, somehow they consistently prove a source of surprise. On the one hand, the quality I find within the genre shouldn’t surprise me. Yet there’s another part of me that relishes that sense of surprise.
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012) Period Drama Review
Plans for a happy future are well on the way for young Irishman Brian Fitzgerald (Oliver Ackland). He has a respectable living and the love of the best girl. Margaret (Jessica De Gouw) – or Madge as she’s affectionately called. She is the only daughter of Melbourne’s wealthiest gentleman, Mark Frettlby (John Waters). On the surface, he seems a man pleased to secure such a match for his daughter. Then, overnight something changes. Unexpectedly, he insists his daughter entertain a proposal from a stranger. Read the Review in its Entirety on Silver Petticoat Review →The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012) – A Gothic Romance Set in Australia! #FWarchives #PeriodDrama Click To Tweet
Content Note: some of the characters visit the “seedy” side of the city where we see prostitutes; the camera briefly catches female nudity on one. A woman is kept against her will in a brothel. A murder is committed (non-graphic).
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