The Portrait of a Lady (1968– )

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 Ralph Touchett (6 episodes, 1968)
Suzanne Neve ...
 Isabel Archer / ... (6 episodes, 1968)
Sarah Brackett ...
 Henrietta Stackpole (6 episodes, 1968)
Beatrix Lehmann ...
 Mrs. Lydia Touchett (5 episodes, 1968)
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 Madame Merle (4 episodes, 1968)
James Maxwell ...
 Gilbert Osmond (4 episodes, 1968)
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 Countess Gemini (4 episodes, 1968)
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 Caspar Goodwood (4 episodes, 1968)
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 Lord Warburton (4 episodes, 1968)
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 Pansy (4 episodes, 1968)
Angus MacKay ...
 Mr. Bantling (3 episodes, 1968)
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27 July 2003 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

We picked up the two tape boxed set of this show at a garage sale for a bargain two bucks and started watching it that night. It seemed stiff and stolid until I realiized... The characters are stage acting, with exagerated body language and strong voice projection. Thats understandable when you realize the program was done in 1968, the early days of this sort of TV project. But once you wrap your mind around this fact and start watching it as a stage play rather than a TV drama, it becomes most enjoyable, a classic British drawing room drama. 1968 was almost 40 years ago, yet the program (if not all its performers) has aged well. The technical quality of the colour and image is excellent. The production techniques and sets are, if anything, refreshing in their lack of gimmickry. A confession... This is written after watching only the first of the two tapes. Four hours is a bit much for anything other than a Wagnerian opera. But I eagerly look forward to the second half tonight!


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