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The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)

What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Losey

Writers:

Tom Stoppard (screenplay), Thomas Wiseman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenda Jackson ... Elizabeth
Michael Caine ... Lewis
Helmut Berger ... Thomas
Michael Lonsdale ... Swan (as Michel Lonsdale)
Béatrice Romand ... Catherine (as Beatrice Romand)
Kate Nelligan ... Isabel
Nathalie Delon ... Miranda
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Herman (as Rene Kolldehoff)
Anna Steele Anna Steele ... Annie
Marcus Richardson Marcus Richardson ... David
Julie Peasgood ... New Nanny
Frankie Jordan Frankie Jordan ... Supermarket Cashier
Tom Chatto ... Neighbour
Frances Tomelty Frances Tomelty ... Airport Shop Assistant
Lillias Walker ... 1st Mealticket Lady
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Storyline

What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had a brief encounter in a lift with a German who says he is a poet. Now the German is in England, gets himself invited to tea where he claims he admires Fielding's books. Which one does he like the best? "Tom Jones." Amused at being confused with the other Fielding, the novelist works the German into the plot. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

26 November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Inglesa Romântica See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reinhard Kolldehoff was cast after the original choice redrew from the project. See more »

Quotes

Thomas: The Englishwoman was the most romantic. All she wanted was everything.
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Awful made for Pseuds
24 July 2013 | by andrew-747-163520See all my reviews

I'm English and left the UK for the USA in 1974 so this was filmed in the year I left.It would be a film made by intellectual snobs for intellectual snobs and if you didn't understand it that was OK. You really weren't meant to get it. This and more like it were made for the critics to devote yards of written critiques about. It's strange to talk of times when profit and bottom lines were not that important but that is what it was like. Superb actors throwing away their talents on horrible films. They were not going to complain it added to their repertoire especially Michael Caine. Does it make for entertainment absolutely not.The film doesn't even have continuity, why would Glenda Jackson run off with the playboy after hating him for so long? It makes not sense. Then we have an enigmatic car scene with Michael Caine who has apparently driven all the way in his Bentley.No Englishman of the era would do that.They would catch a plane to Paris and then a train and taxi. It's like reading a book that suddenly makes no sense, and therefore you stop believing the rest of the book, and wonder why you are wasting your time.That is the crux of this movie


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