Desperate Remedies

This preposterous 19th century bodice-ripper is set Down Under in a raunchy harbour town periodically injected with fresh blood in the form of grimy transportees. One such is Hayes (Smith) who is enlisted by an opulent but penniless dressmaker (Ward-Lealand) to save her opium-addicted sister from a callous fop (Curtis). Stagy, set-bound, and dazzling enough to trigger a migraine. A film that dares to be bad, and succeeds quite splendidly.

By: SFe

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Cast and crew

Director: Stewart Main, Peter Wells
Screenwriter: Stewart Main, Peter Wells
Cast: Jennifer Ward-Lealand
Kevin Smith
Lisa Chappell
Cliff Curtis
Michael Hurst