DUEL WITH A STRANGER
Director: Richard Martin
Montoya hires Spain's finest swordsman to
kill the Queen. Antonio, a Spanish noble fallen on hard times, quickly
shows up both Montoya's soldiers and Capt. Grisham in a test of
swordsmanship. Montoya lays a trap for the Queen by spreading a rumor he
will move his gold to a safer location.
Tessa's life as the Queen seems to hang
heavy as she gets ready to go to Montoya's party in an attempt to gather
information on the gold shipment. There she sees Antonio, her old love who
went to war two years ago. It's apparent the two still care for each
other. Antonio asks Tessa to meet him in the church after he finishes his
business - never suspecting that he has been hired to kill his old love.
Montoya springs his trap for the Queen. When the Queen stops the gold
coach she finds her love inside with a sword. Rather then face him she
Tessa meets Antonio in the church as
arranged and learns his family home and fortune are gone. He will have
money to restore his family fortunes once he finishes his job here, then
they can marry.
Marta tries to talk sense to Tessa.
Antonio may love Tessa but will he also love the Queen? The Queen goes to
Antonio's room to explain. When Antonio insists on a duel to the death she
escapes and flees with him in pursuit. Eventually, Antonio finds her and
during a fight snatches away the Queen's mask to reveal his love Tessa.
What will Antonio do? Will he betray his love and sell the Queen to
©2001 Gail Allan