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Danielle Steel's Jewels [VHS]
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A title in the Danielle Steel Television Film Series, this four-hour drama unfolds the story of a multi-generational family beginning in the 1930s, based upon Steel's book of the same name. After her first marriage dissolves, Sarah Thompson (Annette O'Toole) tours Europe and meets the charming William, Duke of Whitfield (Anthony Andrews) who captivates her and persuades her to marry him. They settle in a French chateau until World War II interrupts their marital bliss and William must join his regiment in war, leaving Sarah at home with a child. She contends with losses and loneliness until he returns home. Then, with a touch of serendipity, the couple begins a small jewelry business, which eventually expands into a thriving family endeavor. As her children grow into adults, Sarah's intentional love toward them is her truest nobility. Though the second of this two-part series degrades, in part, from drama to soap opera, the overall effort receives merit for its notable acting and beautiful cinematography. Some domestic violence and sexuality. (Ages 16 and older) --Lynn Gibson

Customer Reviews:

  • Loved this movie
    I had never watched a Danielle Steele movie before so I did not know what to expect. It was wonderful. I loved Anthony Andrews in this film. It was quite long but I watched the whole thing in one sitting..I could not turn it off. I thought that Philip looked about the same age as his mother as he grew older. I did not think she aged much...which made it distracting for me. I liked the fact that you never knew what was going to happen next, there were so many things happening at once. I will watch this one again and again. ...more info
  • Very very entertaining but a bit long!
    I have to say after watching this movie on TV one day I had to buy it. I just recieved and I love it even more. Anthony Andrews is really good in this movie. I decided to read the book by Danielle Steel and it's just as good as the movie. I recommend this movie to anyone who can sit through long movies....more info
  • A wonderful story...So many decades, characters, events!
    The amazing thing is my husband loved this one, too! We hated to see it end!...more info
  • Anthony Andrews is Superb!
    This movie is a must for all Anthony Andrews fans. The movie is full of emotion and has a powerful story line. Annette O'Toole's performance is also outstanding. You really care about these two characters and what is happening in their lives. Don't dismiss this story an "just another love story", it is much more than that. The acting by these two is awesome. I highly recommend this movie....more info
  • Bradley Cole
    The Guiding Light star was great in his whole, ten or so, minutes of the movie. It was fun to see him as a "bad boy"...more info
  • Great romantic movie
    I just love Daniell Steel's movies-I own most of them and haven't seen any that I didn't love. It is another one that I will re-watch from time to time....more info
  • Outstanding !!! Great story line
    Great story line, great acting. All characters were very believable. It is a must have for my video collection...more info
  • "Jewels" is definitely the perfect name for this movie
    Anthony Andrews is soooo good in this movie. I have been his fan ever since I saw him in "The Scarlet Pimpernel"(for those of you who haven't seen it, you HAVE to, it's the best). He is so funny and charming in "Jewels". I love the humor, suspense and romance. It's great!!!...more info
  • Jewels is wonderful
    Jewels is probably my favoriate Danielle Steel movie. Annette O'Toole is great and Anthony Andews is wonderful as usual. Story line is very good though I think more time should have been given to period after WWII....more info
  • Another Wonderful Performance By Anthony Andrews!!
    I watched this movie only to see the performance of Anthony Andrews, whom I've been a huge fan of ever since I saw him as Sir Percival Blakeney in "The Scarlet Pimpernel"(1982). Although I have to say I was not entirely impressed with the performance of the heroine, Anthony and the rest of the supporting cast is wonderful, and the story is a wonderful romance, akin to the later novels in the "Anne of Green Gables" series as we watch the original courtship, the war that imprisons the hero and nearly destroys the family, and the gradual metamorphisis of the "cute little kids" into characters as worthy of our attention as their parents. And, I have to say it once more..this movie is a must if only for Anthony's performance!!!!!...more info
  • Top-Notch Adaptation of Danielle Steel's Better Novel
    When I was 13, I began reading Danielle Steel novels. Most follow the same path and offer few variations. So when Jewels was released, I did not buy it right away. Then I saw the miniseries on TV and knew it HAD to be part of my library, both video AND book library.

    Why? For one, Anthony Andrews is the perfect fit for his role. For fans of Andrews, one only has to remember that he played King Edward VIII in The Woman He Loved and what an excellent job he did in that role. He was also stunning in The Scarlet Pimpernel and Ivanhoe, and period pieces seem to suit this well-trained actor. Annette O'Toole is also well-cast as the strong-willed American woman who falls in love with the man in line for the crown (granted, he is 13th in line for the throne).

    The story provides all the Steel conventions, but it does not seem old-hand when staged in this movie. Even if you are not a fan of Steel's work, the story is compelling.

    Other Danielle Steel adaptations pale in comparison to Jewels. This is by far the best adaptation of her work. The blossoming of love, the separation of war, the agony of loss, the trials and tribulations of parenthood, the reinvention of one's self, the survival of one family. Great entertainment!...more info