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The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)

What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden ... See full summary »

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Elizabeth
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Lewis
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Swan (as Michel Lonsdale)
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Catherine (as Beatrice Romand)
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Isabel
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Miranda
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Herman (as Rene Kolldehoff)
Anna Steele ...
Annie
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Julie Peasgood ...
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Frankie Jordan ...
Supermarket Cashier
Tom Chatto ...
Neighbour
Frances Tomelty ...
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1st Mealticket Lady
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What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had a brief encounter in a lift with a German who says he is a poet. Now the German is in England, gets himself invited to tea where he claims he admires Fielding's books. Which one does he like the best? "Tom Jones." Amused at being confused with the other Fielding, the novelist works the German into the plot. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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26 November 1975 (USA)  »

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A Inglesa Romântica  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

First cinema film of Kate Nelligan. See more »

Quotes

Lewis: Elizabeth, are you discontent?
Elizabeth: I would be, but I don't feel I have the right.
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Featured in Premio Donostia a Michael Caine (2000) See more »

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Awful made for Pseuds
24 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm English and left the UK for the USA in 1974 so this was filmed in the year I left.It would be a film made by intellectual snobs for intellectual snobs and if you didn't understand it that was OK. You really weren't meant to get it. This and more like it were made for the critics to devote yards of written critiques about. It's strange to talk of times when profit and bottom lines were not that important but that is what it was like. Superb actors throwing away their talents on horrible films. They were not going to complain it added to their repertoire especially Michael Caine. Does it make for entertainment absolutely not.The film doesn't even have continuity, why would Glenda Jackson run off with the playboy after hating him for so long? It makes not sense. Then we have an enigmatic car scene with Michael Caine who has apparently driven all the way in his Bentley.No Englishman of the era would do that.They would catch a plane to Paris and then a train and taxi. It's like reading a book that suddenly makes no sense, and therefore you stop believing the rest of the book, and wonder why you are wasting your time.That is the crux of this movie


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