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Eric Portman (Richard) is out in France carrying out a business deal and wooing Sally Gray (Sarah) when his bother Patrick Holt (John) shows up and pinches his girlfriend! More than that, he marries her. Guess what, Portman bears a grudge over this - what a surprise, eh? We jump forwards and Gray is not happy at home with Holt. He's horrible to her and Portman shows up with a plan to rescue her and win his girlfriend back for himself. Oh dear, she's not interested in a romantic liaison and even has another interest - Dermot Walsh (Thorn) on the go. Portman has another plan - and it's a bit more sinister.
This film is ok but lacking in any real tension and I also have to add that it contains the rare occasion where Portman overacts which is to his detriment. His courtroom ramblings are almost laughable due to his delivery. The story is ok but it is told as a straight narrative without fully engaging the audience with scenes that play on the emotions. Neither of the brothers are particularly pleasant but it is fun to follow Portman and his scheming. In fact, I kind of supported Portman in what he was up to. So, I guess I must be evil as well.
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