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Queen of Hearts Details


The Queen of Hearts is an essentially Italian story given full and proper treatment by a virtually all-British crew. Anita Zagaria plays a lovely Italian lass, consigned to an arranged marriage with a wealthy Sicilian man. She balks at the altar and runs off, while the jilted bridegroom swears revenge. She marries another Italian (Joseph Long), and together they set up the quaint "Lucky Cafe" in the middle of London. Though the family vendetta that results from this union has its unfortunate consequences, there are quite a few laughs along the way as well. The Queen of Hearts was directed by Jon Amiel, best known for his handling of the quirky TV serial Jon Amiel ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 20, 1989


Vittorio Duse
as Nonno
Joseph Long
as Danilo
Anita Zagaria
as Rosa
Eileen Way
as Mama Sibilla
Vittorio Amandola
as Barbariccia
Ian Hawkes
as Eddie
Tat Whalley
as Beetle
Ray Marioni
as Mario
Sarah Hadaway
as Teresa
Anna Pernicci
as Angelica
Jimmy Lambert
as Bruno
Frank Rozelaar-Green
as Gino
Frank Coda
as Cessare
Roberto Scateni
as Falco
Sydney Kean
as Pepe
Jane Hollowood
as Postmaster
Anthony Manzoni
as Doorman
Rhys Brock
as Young Nonno
Alberto Spagnoli
as Young Eddie
Lino Omoboni
as Barber
Cliff Parisi
as Manager
Lee Simpson
as Maurice
Nicola Kimber
as Club Hostess
Alec Bregonzi
as Headwaiter
Michael Mears
as Father Anthony
Henry Goodman
as Taxi Driver
Matilda Thorpe
as Woman in Pig Scene
Vince Viverito Sr.
as Man in Pig Scene


Jon Amiel
John Hardy
Tony Grisoni
Mike Southon
Michael Convertino
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Boyle
Jim Clay
Production Designer
Philip Elton
Art Director
Caroline Hewitt
Associate Producer
Graham Benson
Executive Producer
Lindy Hemming
Costume Designer
Peter Glossop
Sound/Sound Designer
Gareth Milne