Our Mutual Friend

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Our Mutual Friend ★★½ 1998

Charles Dickens' last completed novel follows the complicated saga of John Harmon (Mackintosh), who must consent to a prearranged marriage if he's to inherit a fortune. But when fate allows Harmon to assume a new identity, he decides to see what anonymity will bring him. Meanwhile, Harmon's life and death also brings together low-born Lizzie Hexum and wastrel lawyer Eugene Wrayburn, who develops an unexpected affection for the lovely young woman. On 3 cassettes. 339m/C VHS . GB Steven Mackintosh, Anna Friel, Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, David Morrissey, Dominic Mafham, Peter Vaughan, Pam Ferris, Kenneth Cranham, Timothy Spall, David Bradley, Margaret Tyzack; D: Julian Farino; W: Sandy Welch; C: David Odd; M: Adrian Johnston. TV