Set in the 1850s, young Catherine Sloper lives with her adored
father Dr Austin Sloper, her mother having died in childbirth.
Dr Sloper makes no secret of his disappointment with his shy,
plain daughter. When she meets the charming Morris Townsend,
who lavishes her with the attention she craves, they fall in love
and plan to marry. However her father believes Townsend only
to be after her inheritance and sets about trying to reveal his