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Mistral's Daughter 

Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Stefanie Powers ...  Maggy Lunel 4 episodes, 1984
Lee Remick ...  Kate Browning 4 episodes, 1984
Stacy Keach ...  Julien Mistral 4 episodes, 1984
Ian Richardson ...  Adrien Avigdor 4 episodes, 1984
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ...  Fauve 4 episodes, 1984
Robert Urich ...  Jason Darcy 3 episodes, 1984
Timothy Dalton ...  Perry Kilkullen 3 episodes, 1984
Stéphane Audran ...  Paula Deslandes 3 episodes, 1984
Stephanie Dunnam ...  Teddy Lunel 3 episodes, 1984
Cotter Smith ...  Frank 3 episodes, 1984
Pierre Malet Pierre Malet ...  Eric Avigdor 3 episodes, 1984
Alexandra Stewart ...  Mary Jane Kilkullen 3 episodes, 1984
Joanna Lumley ...  Lally Longbridge 3 episodes, 1984
Caroline Langrishe 3 episodes, 1984
Jonathan Hyde 3 episodes, 1984
Angela Thorne ...  Nanny Butterfield 3 episodes, 1984
Wolf Kahler ...  Major Schmidt 3 episodes, 1984
Michael Gough ...  Cardinal 3 episodes, 1984
Françoise Brion ...  Patricia Falkland 3 episodes, 1984
Shane Rimmer ...  Harry Klein 3 episodes, 1984
Victor Spinetti ...  Bianchi 3 episodes, 1984
Alan Adair Alan Adair ...  Maxwell Browning 3 episodes, 1984
Sean O'Neil Sean O'Neil ...  Louis Fairmont 3 episodes, 1984
Jean Claudio Jean Claudio ...  Etienne Delage 3 episodes, 1984
Pierre Vernier Pierre Vernier ...  Maitre Duclos 3 episodes, 1984
Robert Favard Robert Favard ...  Maitre Fresnais 3 episodes, 1984
Jacques Balutin Jacques Balutin ...  Legrand 3 episodes, 1984
Philippe Sturbelle Philippe Sturbelle ...  Joseph Bernard 3 episodes, 1984
Jacques Maury Jacques Maury ...  Docteur Mille 3 episodes, 1984
Geoffrey Carey Geoffrey Carey ...  Vadim 3 episodes, 1984
Annie Jouzier Annie Jouzier ...  Kiki 3 episodes, 1984
Philippe Mareuil Philippe Mareuil ...  Alain 3 episodes, 1984
Gilles Tamiz Gilles Tamiz ...  Henri 3 episodes, 1984
Rita Fredricks Rita Fredricks ...  Mariette 3 episodes, 1984
Hélène Vallier Hélène Vallier ...  Ruth Avigdor 3 episodes, 1984
Beth Todd Beth Todd ...  Betty Arnold 3 episodes, 1984
Suzanne Andrews Suzanne Andrews ...  Arkansas 3 episodes, 1984
Nicolas Allen Nicolas Allen ...  Boy 3 episodes, 1984
James Aubrey ...  Chase Arnold 3 episodes, 1984
Albert Augier Albert Augier ...  Taxi Driver 3 episodes, 1984
Carina Barone ...  Gay Barnes 3 episodes, 1984
Renata Benedict Renata Benedict ...  American Woman 3 episodes, 1984
Macha Béranger Macha Béranger ...  Princess Marie-Blanche 3 episodes, 1984
Remy Bertrand Remy Bertrand ...  Gavin 3 episodes, 1984
Sacha Briquet Sacha Briquet ...  Antoine 3 episodes, 1984
Simon de La Brosse ...  Flower Boy 3 episodes, 1984
Judith Burnett Judith Burnett ...  Maid 3 episodes, 1984
Yves Carlevaris Yves Carlevaris ...  Jean Polisson 3 episodes, 1984
Sylvain Clément Sylvain Clément ...  Armand 3 episodes, 1984
Béatrice Costantini Béatrice Costantini ...  Madame Bie 3 episodes, 1984
Janine Darcey Janine Darcey ...  Avigdor's Mother 3 episodes, 1984
Jean-Claude Dauphin Jean-Claude Dauphin ...  Jean-Luc 3 episodes, 1984
Yann Dedet Yann Dedet ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1984
Guy Dhers Guy Dhers ...  Taxi Driver 3 episodes, 1984
Genevieve Dinouart Genevieve Dinouart ...  Madame Beauvoir 3 episodes, 1984
Isabelle Duby Isabelle Duby ...  Young Woman 3 episodes, 1984
Bill Dunn ...  Salesman 3 episodes, 1984
Anne Dziubak Anne Dziubak ...  Nadine 15 3 episodes, 1984
Christian Erickson Christian Erickson ...  Ed 3 episodes, 1984
Sloan Fischer Sloan Fischer ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1984
Huger Foote Huger Foote ...  Royce 3 episodes, 1984
Peggy Frankston Peggy Frankston ...  Fashion Editor 3 episodes, 1984
Steve Gadler Steve Gadler ...  Bill Hatfield 3 episodes, 1984
Ginny Gates Ginny Gates ...  First Lady 3 episodes, 1984
Sylvie Gregoire Sylvie Gregoire ...  Epinette 16 3 episodes, 1984
Bertrand De Hautefort Bertrand De Hautefort ...  Waiter 3 episodes, 1984
Nicholas Hawtrey Nicholas Hawtrey ...  Butler 3 episodes, 1984
Karen Hayes Karen Hayes ...  Ivy 3 episodes, 1984
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April Hyde April Hyde ...  Mrs. Sanderson 3 episodes, 1984
Billy Kearns Billy Kearns ...  Sam Canfield 3 episodes, 1984
Philippe Landoulsi Philippe Landoulsi ...  Man with Black Raincoat 3 episodes, 1984
Christa Lang Christa Lang ...  Concierge 3 episodes, 1984
Anne Lonnberg ...  Perry's Secretary 3 episodes, 1984
Sybil Maas Sybil Maas ...  2nd Lady 3 episodes, 1984
Lisa Marie ...  Angel 3 episodes, 1984
Christophe Merian Christophe Merian ...  Sentry 3 episodes, 1984
Benjamin Moerman Benjamin Moerman ...  John 3 episodes, 1984
Marie-Laure Monrozier Marie-Laure Monrozier ...  Fashionable Woman 3 episodes, 1984
Lucy Morgan Lucy Morgan ...  Betty 3 episodes, 1984
Michael Morris Michael Morris ...  Waiter 3 episodes, 1984
Claudia Myers Claudia Myers ...  Harriet 13 3 episodes, 1984
Didier Pain Didier Pain ...  Le Patron 3 episodes, 1984
Rebecca Pauly Rebecca Pauly ...  Falk's Secretary 3 episodes, 1984
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Liliane Rovère ...  Woman 3 episodes, 1984
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Margaret Shields Margaret Shields ...  Monique 3 episodes, 1984
Vincent Solignac Vincent Solignac ...  Bad Breath 3 episodes, 1984
Raphaëlle Spencer Raphaëlle Spencer ...  Teddy Child 3 episodes, 1984
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Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an arrogant and selfish man who places his work above everything. Their paths diverge as Mistral's art catches the eye of a rich American woman who becomes his patroness and eventually his wife. During the war years in France, Mistral collaborates with the Nazis in order to continue with his work, a decision that will come back to haunt him years later. In the meantime, Maggy has a daughter named Teddy who grows up and falls in love with Mistral with whom she has a child named Fauve. As Mistral ages, he comes to terms with his selfish past and wartime betrayal through his art, leaving a beautiful legacy for his daughter, Fauve. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'amour en héritage See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Nadine visits her lawyer a reflection of the boom mic can clearly be seen in a picture as she enters his office. See more »

Alternate Versions

German Version shown at it's inital airing on ZDF (1988) as a four-parter is only 6h long. Rerun Version (shown on Kabel-1 in 1994 and '96 as a two-parter) is the alternative US-Cable-Version (4h). Pro7-TV also aired an 3h-Version in 1998 as a two-parter. The German, French, Italian and Overseas Versions have all different versions of the title song (Only Love/Aber die Liebe/Come Un'Eredità bleibt) sung by the same greek singer . See more »

Connections

Referenced in What a Girl Wants (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

April in Paris
Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Jean Sablon
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big, lush miniseries
13 August 2005 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

This is another of those big, lush '80s miniseries, better known as trash wallows. What fun they were - expensive, scenic, opulent. Mistral's Daughter is based on a novel by Judith Kranz, concerning three generations of women in the same family involved with a great artist, portrayed by Stacy Keach. Stefanie Powers plays Maggy, the matriarch of the family, who, as a young woman, meets Mistral and becomes involved with him. Later on, her daughter meets him, falls in love with him and bears him a child.

Mistral is a real jerk, a Nazi collaborator who turns escaping Jews away at his gates and even turns in a few to get paint supplies. The kind of total narcissist codependents fall in love with. When his illegitimate daughter finds out about this years later, Mistral has to come to grips with his own selfish, self-absorbed life.

For a good actor, Stacy Keach isn't very good in this - everyone suffers from rotten accents. Stefanie Powers is always good but playing a 17-year-old when she was over 40 may not have been the best move, although she certainly is very beautiful.

All in all, this is a very entertaining miniseries. Just don't take it too seriously and enjoy it for what it is - an '80s artifact.


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