The romance of Ben and Ursula, takes up only a small part of the film. Ursula is still very much the Baroness when she and Ben meet; and she is very unreceptive to his advances. It is only, after Ben kisses her in the moonlight, she slaps him, and then confesses to Francois, who she really is; that Ursula begins to unwind and the romance begins.
Slowly, Ben and Ursula become friends; he even tries to teach her how to shoot a rifle ... not knowing that she has been shooting all of her life. Ursula learns the way of the "new world" , and looses some of her ridged ideas of class; and accepts Ben for the man he is and not for his social position in life.
Ben is concerned when he finds out that Ursula has become betrothed to a stranger, back in Prussia. When her father arrives and wants to take her home with him; Ursula is torn between home and the man she has fallen in love with, Ben Davis. She asks him ..."Do you love me?", "What...?" he asks, not sure what is about to happen. "DO you love me...?" she asks again and he replies "...Yes!". When confronted by the Baron, Ben looks him directly in the eyes, declares his love for Ursula , then asks her father for permission to marry her. The Baron is reluctant; but after a moment of thought, and the pleading look in his daughter's eyes, does give his permission...
Ben admits that he loves Ursula ...... Ben is worried about Lukas being lost..
Ben and Ursula talk about Lukas ; then talk about her being
to someone she has never even met
"I'll bet you like to dance..." Ben says to Ursula, trying to get
"Your favorite song..? I might know the it... tell me name of
the song...I'll try to play it..."
"Do you ...love the fella...?", Ben asks when Ursula tells him
she is betrothed.
"No..." she replied".. it was arranged when I was fourteen... we will meet when I am eighteen"
Ben is willing to risk all to protect the wagon train.
Having killed an Indian during the battle, Lucas wanders off in shock. Ben finds him trying to wash the blood off of his shirt.
"It's all right... I'll loan you one of my shirts..." , he says as
tries to comfort the stricken boy.
Based on the novel
"The Long Journey of Lukas B." by Willi Fahrmann
Starring Zachary Bennet ("Road To Avonlea","Looking for Miracles")
and Gema Zamprogna ("The Challengers" and "Road to Avonlea")
Michael Mahonen("Conspiracy of Silence" and Road to Avonlea")