The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012) – A Gothic Romance Set in Australia!

Regardless of the great admiration I have for period dramas, somehow they consistently prove a source of surprise. On the one hand, the quality I find within the genre shouldn’t surprise me. Yet there’s another part of me that relishes that sense of surprise.

Plans for a happy future are well on the way for young Irishman Brian Fitzgerald (Oliver Ackland). He has a respectable living and the love of the best girl. Margaret (Jessica De Gouw) – or Madge as she’s affectionately called. She is the only daughter of Melbourne’s wealthiest gentleman, Mark Frettlby (John Waters). On the surface, he seems a man pleased to secure such a match for his daughter. Then, overnight something changes. Unexpectedly, he insists his daughter entertain a proposal from a stranger. Read the Review in its Entirety on Silver Petticoat Review →

Content Note: some of the characters visit the “seedy” side of the city where we see prostitutes; the camera briefly catches female nudity on one. A woman is kept against her will in a brothel. A murder is committed (non-graphic).

This review first appeared on Silver Petticoat Review →


  1. This looks great! I'm totally going to check this out Rissi!

    1. YAY! *bites nails* Sure hope you end up enjoying it, Kara. Let me know what you think if you do. :)

  2. It looks amazing. I am a hardcore fan of anything Gothic. I will be watching it very soon for sure...

    1. Cool. Hope you enjoy, Serephina. It's a really interesting mystery that starts a little stilted, but ends up being really entertaining. :)

  3. You intrigue me! (Only one question, does it have a happy/hopeful ending?)


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