Passion and Paradise

Passion and Paradise



The four-hour TV movie Passion and Paradise traces the rise and fall of real-life British playboy Alfred de Marigny (Armand Assante). Little better than a gigolo, de Marigny finds himself in the Bahamas during World War II, where he romances the daughter (Catherine Mary Stewart) of fabulously wealthy Sir Harry Oakes (Rod Steiger). None of the "right people" can stomach de Marigny, but they're stuck with him once he marries Oakes' daughter. During the next few years, de Marigny manages to antagonize the Duke of Windsor (Andrew Ray), who is governor of the Bahamas; he also alienates local businessmen and infuriates a group of mobsters who want to set up a gambling casino in Nassau. As Part One of Passion and Paradise draws to a close, Sir Harry Oakes is murdered--and Alfred de Marigny is the most convenient (though not most likely) suspect. Part Two opens with the murder of Oakes in 1943. The higher-ups of the Bahama Islands sincerely hope that de Marigny is the killer, if only to get rid of the dreadful man. So anxious are certain parties to hang de Marigny that an official conspiracy to cover up vital evidence takes shape. De Marigny's only hope for salvation is an American private eye (Wayne Rogers). Filmed in Jamaica, Passion and Paradise painted so damning a portrait of Bahaman high society that several scenes (including most of those featuring the Duke of Windsor) had to be rewritten and reshot before the film's British television release.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2006
UPC: 0779836185693
Original Release: 1989
Rating: NR
Source: Direct Source Label
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 3:05:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Armand Assante Alfred De Marigny
Catherine Stewart Nancy Oakes
Mariette Hartley Lady Oakes
Kevin McCarthy Harold Christie
Rod Steiger Sir Harry Oakes
Michael Sarrazin Mike Vincent
Andrew Ray Duke of Windsor
Wayne Rogers Raymond Schindler
Colin Fox Axel Wenner-Gren
Linda Griffiths Duchess of Windsor
Sam Malkin Meyer Lansky
Sean McCann Capt. Ed Melchen
Shaun Scott Dennis Bullingham
Johnny Sekka Alfred Adderly
Gwynyth Walsh Lee Kingsley
Tim Woodward Godfrey Higgs

Technical Credits
Harvey Hart Director
Daniel Cahn Editor
Michael Custance Producer
Bert Dunk Cinematographer
W. Paterson Ferns Executive Producer
Joel Fields Co-producer
Leonard Hill Executive Producer
Peter Jeffries Executive Producer
Andrew Laskos Screenwriter
Ian McDougall Producer
Peter Graham Scott Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Passion and Paradise
1. Chapter 1 [29:32]
2. Chapter 2 [31:50]
3. Chapter 3 [32:17]
4. Chapter 4 [22:23]
5. Chapter 5 [38:42]
6. Chapter 6 [30:06]

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