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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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  (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.)
Location Management
Peter Kean .... location unit manager
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
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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First Merchant Ivory Production theatrical feature film to get Oscar nominated which was for the Best Costume Academy Award but lost to All That Jazz (1979).See more »
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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Remick shines, 27 March 2005
Author: Shannon Reardon from St. John's, NL, Canada

I take issue with with Hal-900's assessment of Lee Remick's performance in this movie. I agree that she is physically perfect, but laughed and cringed at the same time at the statement that Remick was "unable to meet the demands of her complex role", whatever that means. She never gave a bad performance, elevated any movie she was ever in, and was the caliber of the other actresses mentioned, Jane Fonda and Faye Dunaway, if not better. She is utterly delightful in The Europeans and plays the sly baroness with panache. I have not seen many Merchant Ivory films and don't generally watch period pieces, but this one I did enjoy, mainly for Remick.

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