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Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  July 1980 (UK)
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Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

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Lilliana Zorska
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Pierre
Michael Wager ...
George Midash
Tim Choate ...
Jamie
John Guerrasio ...
Gregory
Katrina Hodiak ...
Katya
Kurt Johnson ...
Victor Charlton
Philip Lenkowsky ...
Fritz
Charles McCaughan ...
Billie
Nancy New ...
Jenny
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Ariadne Charlton
Bernard Barrow ...
Mr. Polson
Lee H. Doyle ...
Mr. Jarvis (as Lee Doyle)
Bella Jarrett ...
Miss Klein
Naomi Riordan ...
Mrs. Polson
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Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

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The picture's storyline involved the discovery of a recently discovered early work by Jane Austen which is sold at auction. In reality, the genesis of the picture was the discovery of a real life early work written by Jane Austen around 1800 which had been recently sold a Sothebys Auction in London, England, and was first published in the same year as this film was released. See more »

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A sad effort at what might have been good comedy.
13 August 2003 | by (Columbus Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

It seems that a manuscript of Jane Austen's play "Sir Charles Grandison" was in fact discovered fairly recently. I have not read it, but I cannot believe that Ivory-Merchant-Jhabvala could really have understood it. Austen's young writings are brilliantly comic, but if there is anything funny in `Jane Austen in Manhattan' I missed it.

The film could have been a good satirical comedy. Maybe parts of it are funny to the Manhattan in crowd of the off-off-Broadway theatre, but you will have to know the participants in that activity a lot better than I do to enjoy this movie.

The central figure seems to be that played by Sean Young. James Ivory does not bring out any aspect of competence or charm this young woman may have, thus making the contest for her participation in the two competing efforts to produce a play pointless.


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