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Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)

Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lilliana Zorska
... Pierre
Michael Wager ... George Midash
... Jamie
John Guerrasio ... Gregory
Katrina Hodiak ... Katya
... Victor Charlton
Philip Lenkowsky ... Fritz
Charles McCaughan ... Billie
... Jenny
... Ariadne Charlton
Bernard Barrow ... Mr. Polson
Lee H. Doyle ... Mr. Jarvis (as Lee Doyle)
Bella Jarrett ... Miss Klein
Naomi Riordan ... Mrs. Polson
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Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

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The film was made and released about 180 years after its source amateurish unfinished stage play "Sir Charles Grandison" had been written by Jane Austen around 1800. See more »

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Featured in The Wandering Company (1984) See more »

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Great title, OK movie
21 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

People who read the title, Jane Austen in Manhattan, are likely to come to this film expecting something other than what James Ivory and his frequent collaborators present us. It's not the sparkling comedy of manners, of love and money, that Ivory gave us in A Room with a View. It's more of a drama, and it's not about Jane Austen really at all.

But it's not a lost cause, thanks to some fine performances, especially from Anne Baxter, in her last starring role. Sean Young is luminous, with her big, intoxicating eyes. Robert Powell has a more difficult role of being hypnotic to some while being openly transparent to others.


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