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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.

Director:

James Ivory

Writers:

Jane Austen (libretto Sir Charles Grandison), Samuel Richardson (libretto Sir Charles Grandison) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Redden David Redden ... Auctioneer
Michael Wager Michael Wager ... George Midash
Robert Powell ... Pierre
Gael Hammer Gael Hammer ... Unsuccessful Bidders
Peter McPherson Peter McPherson ... Unsuccessful Bidders
Nancy New ... Jenny
John Boyle John Boyle ... Chair Carriers
Tim Burke Tim Burke ... Chair Carriers
Philip Lenkowsky ... Fritz
Charles McCaughan ... Billie
Sean Young ... Ariadne
Katrina Hodiak Katrina Hodiak ... Katya
John Guerrasio John Guerrasio ... Gregory
Tim Choate ... Jamie
Kurt Johnson ... Victor
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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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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Actress Irene Worth was offered the lead central role of Lilliana Zorska but was unavailable so the part was instead cast with actress 'Anne Baxter' (qv. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wandering Company (1984) See more »

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Great title, OK movie
21 May 2018 | by johngriffin0928See 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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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Albany, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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