FingersmithDVD - 2005
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Lady Maud Lilly is taken from an orphanage at a young age and is brought up by her perverse uncle as his personal secretary, where she spends her days cataloguing his collection. Suddenly, "the gentleman" (Mr. Rivers) rides in and tries to seduce her with a seemingly fool proof plot that will net him her dowry / inheritance. To this end he travels to Lant Street in London to engage Susan to hire on as Lady Maud Lilly's lady maid. The two girls fall in love with each other, and Susan keeps to the promise she made to the gentleman, only to be betrayed by both Maud and "the gentleman." The second episode is the reveal of how Susan was betrayed and uncovers some deep dark secrets that will astound both girls.
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Examples of old slang phrases, all before the two women met in part 1:
She died a dame...
If our friend had known the ins and outs of this little number... he'd never would have been topped.
All I knew about letters was what I've picked up by studying vipers.
Don't arse about or I'll knock your bloody head off.
Chuck diggers on a bitch of hearts. Ain't she slow.
-Thirty thousand in ready.
And how would you cut the shine?
I'm a Londoner. Never been out of the smoke have I?
She's a bit simple. A pigeon.
Your mother would have done it and don't give me the salt.
The country! I never knew there was so much of it! Mile after bleeding mile.