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 Ralph Touchett (6 episodes, 1968)
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 Isabel Archer / ... (6 episodes, 1968)
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 Henrietta Stackpole (6 episodes, 1968)
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 Mrs. Lydia Touchett (5 episodes, 1968)
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 Madame Merle (4 episodes, 1968)
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 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)
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 Mr. Bantling (3 episodes, 1968)
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Not what I expected
29 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just finished this novel last month, and I was expecting BBC to stay very close to the novel. While it played through most of the novel, it left out a KEY scene between two characters that really MAKES the novel and would have MADE the movie. So, I was a bit disappointed.

I did think Richard Chamberlain made a wonderful Ralph. He was so very lovable. I also thought the actress who played Mdme Merle was excellent. Isabel's voice was a bit annoying, but I got used to it with time. She was a beautiful woman. The man cast as Osmond was disappointing to me. I thought John Malkovich in the newer version was much better (almost TOO evil though).

The movie was also incredibly slow. I got through it, and it did move me in the end (Although the ends too abruptly, in my humble opinion. It leaves out too much at the end!); but I think I like the newer version much better.


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