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American Friends (1991)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  April 1993 (USA)
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Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Pringle ...
Haskell
Fred Pearson ...
Hapgood
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Reverend Francis Ashby
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Oliver Syme
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Mrs. Cantrell
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Cable
Ian Dunn ...
Gowers
Robert Eddison ...
Rushden - The President
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Pollitt
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Anderson
Charles McKeown ...
Maynard
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Dr. Butler (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
John Nettleton ...
Groves
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Miss Elinor Hartley
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Miss Caroline Hartley
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Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years before. Ashby finds he enjoys their company, particularly that of Elinor, and both the women are drawn to him. Back at Oxford he is nevertheless taken aback when they arrive unannounced. Women are not allowed in the College grounds, let alone the rooms. Indeed any liaison, however innocent, is frowned on by the upstanding Fellows. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Education in love

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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The character of Miss Hartley was originally a much older woman and the role was offered to Anne Bancroft who turned it down. Ellen Burstyn was then offered the part before the character was completely rewritten. See more »

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Schumann Lieder [Opus 25]
By Robert Schumann
Sung by Susan Denaker
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Michael Palin best acting role.
3 January 2002 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

Remembering watching American Friends, this is the first time I see Michael Palin at a more serious role. I completely enjoy watching this film. Palin plays an Oxford professor who falls for an American woman (Connie Booth) and her daughter (Trini Alvarado). A wonderful acted film and the scenery is breathtaking to watch. Well worth the effort to see.


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