- Released November 26, 1993 (Australia)
- Tagline: Colonial romancing and complicating...
- In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune hunter. A local politician, William Poyser, is desperate for cash and thinks marriage to Dorothea will save him. Dorothea hires Lawrence Hayes, a rough but handsome Argonaut, to bribe Fraser with jewels and to marry Rose; Hayes desperately loves Dorothea and may marry Rose to stay close to her. But Dorothea has a lover, the ravishing Anne Cooper, who encourages the match with Poyser to give the lovers cover. Are these remedies, each desperate in its turn, going to make anyone happy?
- André Kovachevitch plays Chorus #12
- Bruce Hopkins plays Chorus #8
- Ian Hughes plays Chorus #9
- Kevin Smith plays Lawrence Hayes
- Michael Hurst plays Willam Poyser
- Peter Mason plays Chorus #13
- Peter Tait plays Chorus #16
- Sam Williams plays Maori Warrior/Townspeople
- Cliff Curtis plays Fraser
- Gordon Hatfield plays Maori Warrior/Townspeople
- Jennifer Ward-Lealand plays Dorothea Brook
- Lisa Chappell plays Anne Cooper
- Timothy Raby plays Mr. Weedle
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