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Henry James (novel)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 October 1979 (USA) See more »
It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Beautiful Costumes...otherwise odd See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lee Remick ... Eugenia Young
Robin Ellis ... Robert Acton

Wesley Addy ... Mr. Wentworth
Tim Choate ... Clifford

Lisa Eichhorn ... Gertrude

Kristin Griffith ... Lizzie Acton
Nancy New ... Charlotte
Norman Snow ... Mr. Brand
Helen Stenborg ... Mrs. Acton

Tim Woodward ... Felix Young
Gedda Petry ... Augustine
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Ivory ... (uncredited)
Richard Robbins ... Musician (uncredited)

Donald Warnock ... The Dandy at the Ball (uncredited)

Directed by
James Ivory 
Writing credits
Henry James (novel)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)

Produced by
Connie Kaiserman .... associate producer
Ismail Merchant .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
Cinematography by
Larry Pizer 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
Casting by
Judy Abbott 
Art Direction by
Jeremiah Rusconi 
Costume Design by
Judy Moorcroft 
Makeup Department
Marianne Grigg .... makeup artist
Jeanne Richmond .... makeup artist
Martin Samuel .... hair stylist
Production Management
Joyce Herlihy .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christine Fox .... second assistant director
James Maniolas .... assistant director (as Jim Maniolas)
Art Department
Don Carpentier .... property master
Jeremy Mitford .... property master
Sound Department
Derek Ball .... sound
Brian Blamey .... sound editor
Bob Jones .... sound re-recording engineer
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator (as Ken Nightengall)
Doug E. Turner .... sound re-recording engineer (as Doug Turner)
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Cormack .... still photographer
Ken Ferris .... focus puller
Constantine Makris .... grip
Christopher Misiano .... grip
Donald Newman .... gaffer (as Don Newman)
Brian Rose .... clapper loader
Eugene D. Shlugleit .... electrician (as Eugene Shlugleit)
Jim Walsh .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenny Beavan .... costume assistant
Keith Morton .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
Mark Potter .... assistant editor (as Mark Potter Jr.)
Music Department
Vic Flick .... conductor
Vic Flick .... music arranger
Other crew
Elizabeth Aldrich .... choreographer
Steve Bach .... production assistant
Trevor Bond .... title art
Jane Buck .... continuity
Walter Bursiel .... production assistant
Anthony Chase .... production assistant
Ellen Dinerstein .... production assistant
Michael Fields .... production assistant
Charles Garth .... choreographer
Graham Henderson .... production accountant
Peter Kean .... location unit manager
Mark Potter Sr. .... title art
John Rusconi .... production assistant
Karen Shashoua .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:90 min
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Debut theatrical feature film of art director Jeremiah Rusconi.See more »
'Waltz' from 'La Traviata'See more »


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4 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful Costumes...otherwise odd, 10 April 2002
Author: ( from New York

Ok, maybe I missed something, but the movie seemed very odd to me. The actors and actresses were either lethargic or over-hyper, and seemed to lack sincerity. So after the first five minutes, I gave up trying to follow the plot and concentrated on the costuming instead, which was fabulous. Period movies (especially ones made pre-1990) tend to care less about authenticity, and more about what looks good to the modern eye. This one was a pleasant surprise. In fact, the clothes were so good that I even wonder if they didn't use originals. I want to know, where did they get those incredible fabrics?? The hair, which is where most movies trip up the worst, was quite good except on the blonde lady (who looked like she stepped out of a 1979 issue of Vogue). Less black eye makeup would have completed the stunning job. All in all, I would recomend this movie to anyone at all interested in the look and feel of 1850s new england life, as a superb example of authenticity.

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