The Europeans

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A wonderfully elegant adaptation of Henry James' early novel about the impact of a sophisticated but impecunious European countess and her brother on their wealthy country cousins in America. Staged with affection, insight, a whole fistful of superb performances and exquisite settings. Odd, though, that Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's otherwise excellent script fails to note James' distinction between the Countess, who is a fortune-hunter, and her brother who is not; without it, the subtlest irony of this comedy of manners goes by the board.

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Duration: 83 mins

Cast and crew

Director: James Ivory
Screenwriter: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Cast: Lee Remick
Robin Ellis
Tim Woodward
Wesley Addy
Lisa Eichhorn
Nancy New
Tim Choate
Kristin Griffith
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