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E.M. Forster (novel)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 April 1986 (UK) See more »
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 21 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Should have been Best Picture See more (99 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maggie Smith ... Charlotte Bartlett, a chaperon

Helena Bonham Carter ... Lucy Honeychurch, Miss Bartlett's cousin and charge (as Helena Bonham-Carter)

Denholm Elliott ... Mr Emerson, an English tourist

Julian Sands ... George Emerson

Simon Callow ... The Reverend Mr Beebe

Patrick Godfrey ... The Reverend Mr Eager, Chaplain of the Anglican Church in Florence

Judi Dench ... Eleanor Lavish, a novelist

Fabia Drake ... Miss Catharine Alan
Joan Henley ... Miss Teresa Alan

Amanda Walker ... The Cockney Signora

Daniel Day-Lewis ... Cecil Vyse (as Daniel Day Lewis)
Maria Britneva ... Mrs Vyse, Cecil's mother

Rosemary Leach ... Mrs Honeychurch

Rupert Graves ... Freddy Honeychurch
Peter Cellier ... Sir Harry Otway, a landlord
Mia Fothergill ... Minnie Beebe
Kitty Aldridge ... New Lucy
Brigid Erin Bates ... Maid at Windy Corner
Isabella Celani ... Persephone
Luigi Di Fiore ... Murdered Youth (as Luigi di Fiori)
Matyelok Gibbs ... New Charlotte (as Matyelock Gibbs)
Mirio Guidelli ... Santa Croce Guide
Freddy Korner ... Mr Floyd
Patricia Lawrence ... Mrs Butterworth (as Patty Lawrence)
Elizabeth Marangoni ... Miss Pole
Peter Munt ... Coachman
Luca Rossi ... Phaeton (as Lucca Rossi)
Stefano Serboli ... Fighting Youth
Phillada Sewell ... Lady at Sir Harry's Garden Party (as Phillida Sewell)
Margaret Ward ... Lady at Sir Harry's Garden Party
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Royston Munt ... Footman (uncredited)
Richard Robbins ... Party Guest (uncredited)

James Wilby ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
James Ivory 
Writing credits
E.M. Forster (novel)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Bradley .... associate producer
Peter Marangoni .... associate producer: Italy
Ismail Merchant .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
Cinematography by
Tony Pierce-Roberts (photography)
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
Production Design by
Brian Ackland-Snow 
Gianni Quaranta 
Art Direction by
Elio Altamura  (as Elio Altramura)
Brian Savegar 
Costume Design by
Jenny Beavan 
John Bright 
Makeup Department
Christine Beveridge .... makeup artist
Sally Harrison .... assistant makeup artist
Carol Hemming .... hairdresser
Paolo Mantini .... assistant hairdresser
Production Management
Lanfranco Diotallevi .... production manager
Ann Wingate .... production manager
Carlo U. Quinterio .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevan Barker .... assistant director
Simon Moseley .... second assistant director
Daniel Sonnis .... second assistant director
Art Department
John Chapple .... painter
Bob Coleman .... carpenter
Bob Cross .... construction manager
James Ede .... painter
Mick Flanders .... set dresser
Dennis Fruin .... property master
Mark Fruin .... stand-by propman
Roberto Galante .... assistant art director
Roy Hansford .... carpenter
James Loftus .... stagehand
Goffredo Massetti .... property master
Kieron Mcnamara .... stand-by prop man
Ulderico Nanni .... carpenter
Anita Overland .... assistant art director
Franco Pizzonia .... construction manager
Floriano Porzionato .... set dresser
Stefano Secchi .... assistant art director
Len Serpant .... stagehand
Dennis Simmonds .... set dresser
Malachi Smyth .... assistant art director
Antonio Vandilli .... painter
Umberto Vandilli .... painter
Jeanne Vertigan .... property buyer
Sound Department
Philip Alton .... assistant sound editor (as Phillip Alton)
Ray Beckett .... sound
Peter Compton .... sound editor
Tom Freeman .... assistant sound editor
Nick Hammond .... boom operator
Alan Killick .... sound editor
Richard King .... sound re-recordist
Tony Lenny .... sound editor
Anna Shepherd .... assistant sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Bisioli .... gaffer
Harry Bisson .... electrician
Lou Bogue .... gaffer
Stephen Dembitzer .... camera assistant (as Steve Dembitzer)
Jonathan Earp .... clapper loader
Massimo Fantauzzi .... rigger
Adriano Gangi .... assistant cameraman: second unit
Katya Grenfell .... still photographer
Dennis Harrison .... rigger
Graham Hazard .... follow focus
Malcolm Huse .... grip
Aldo Laureti .... electrician
Sergio Melaranci .... cameraman: second unit
Glen Parsons .... best boy
Sarah Quill .... still photographer
Alvaro Romagnoli .... best boy
Marco Romagnoli .... electrician
Steve Senior .... electrician
Sergio Serantoni .... grip
Philip Sindall .... camera assistant (as Phillip Sindall)
Angelo Tiberti .... grip
Dennis Morgan .... daily clapper loader (uncredited)
Massimo Zeri .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brenda Dabbs .... costume supervisor
William Pierce .... costume coordinator
Elena Puliti .... assistant costume supervisor
Sally Turner .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Kevin Brooks .... assistant picture editor
Joanna Jimenez .... assistant picture editor
Paul Keye Jr. .... assistant picture editor
Location Management
Jilly Gutteridge .... location manager: England
Daniele Nepi .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Barrie Guard .... conductor
Barrie Guard .... orchestrator
Simon Heyworth .... music producer
Brian Masterson .... music recordist
Francis Shaw .... conductor
Francis Shaw .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Carlo U. Quinterio .... transport (as Carlo Quinterio)
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title design
Nicky Kentish Barnes .... production secretary
Andrew Bergen .... production assistant
Folco Cianfanelli .... title backgrounds
Dino Colizzi .... re-voicing: Italian
Jane Delandro .... production assistant
Renée Glynne .... continuity (as Renée Glynn)
Nayeem Hafizka .... production assistant
Caroline Hill .... production coordinator
Alan John .... production accountant
Sunil Kirparam .... production accountant
Linsey Lee .... special assistant to director
Carlo Mantegazza .... production assistant
Daniele Nepi .... production assistant
Pippo Pisciotto .... assistant to director
Zakiya Powell .... publicist
Luigi Riitano .... production accountant
Paul Scacchi .... production assistant
Lisa W. Strout .... production secretary (as Lisa Strout)
Elizabeth Swisher .... production assistant
Frans J. Afman .... financial services (uncredited)
Sarah Nichols .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Kevin Phelan .... unit projectionist: Mercury Theatres, London (uncredited)
Donna Rezia Miari-Corsini .... the makers of this film would like to thank
John Pym .... the makers of this film would like to thank
Crew verified as complete

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117 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Charlotte Bartlett and Eleanor Lavish discuss the plotline of E.M. Forster's other Italian novel "Where Angels Fear to Tread" when on the picnic. Helena Bonham Carter starred in the film adaptation of the novel, Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991).See more »
Continuity: In the plaza scene when Lucy faints, her photographs do not fall into the blood, her hat does. The hat rolls to the left into the blood pool. When George retrieves the packet, the hat and the packet have switched places.See more »
[first lines]
Charlotte Bartlett:This is not at all what we were led to expect.
Lucy Honeychurch:I thought we were going to see the Arno.
Charlotte Bartlett:The signora distinctly wrote, South rooms, with a view and close together, instead of which she has given us North rooms without a view and a long way apart.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)See more »
Lucy Ashton's SongSee more »


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22 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Should have been Best Picture, 25 August 1999
Author: Boyo-2

This movie is completely beautiful and always fascinating to watch. Each actor does great work, with Maggie Smith (as usual) being the most memorable. Her nomination was deserved, but where was one for Daniel Day-Lewis? I thought he was more memorable than Denholm Elliot, who was nominated. This movie is one to own and take out to enjoy when the mood strikes.

Best line - "Because she IS Charlotte Bartlett"!

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