The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012) – A Gothic Romance Set in Australia!

November 14, 2016 8 Comments

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012) – A Gothic Romance Set in Australia! Review snippet of the underrated Australian period drama. Text © Rissi JC

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 →

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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012) – A Gothic Romance Set in Australia! Review snippet of the underrated Australian period drama. Text © Rissi JC

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).

Have you seen The Mystery of a Hansom Cab? Did you like it or dislike its mysterious persona? What’s your thoughts on the cast? What other period drama films set in Australia do you like and recommend? Share all those comments below – or swing by Silver Petticoat!

This review first appeared on Silver Petticoat Review →

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Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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8 Comments

  • Kara Lynn November 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    This looks great! I'm totally going to check this out Rissi!

    • Rissi November 15, 2016 at 9:31 PM

      YAY! *bites nails* Sure hope you end up enjoying it, Kara. Let me know what you think if you do. :)

  • Seraphina Vartouhi November 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    It looks amazing. I am a hardcore fan of anything Gothic. I will be watching it very soon for sure…

    • Rissi November 15, 2016 at 9:33 PM

      Cool. Hope you enjoy, Serephina. It's a really interesting mystery that starts a little stilted, but ends up being really entertaining. :)

  • Kara December 9, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    You intrigue me! (Only one question, does it have a happy/hopeful ending?)

    • Rissi December 13, 2016 at 6:17 AM

      It absolutely does, Kara. :)

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