Jane Austen in Manhattan

Jane Austen in Manhattan is a 1980 American romantic drama film produced by Merchant Ivory Productions for LWT, but released for theatrical exhibition in UK and USA. It was the last film appearance of Anne Baxter and the début film of Sean Young.

Jane Austen in Manhattan
Directed byJames Ivory
Produced byIsmail Merchant
Written byRuth Prawer Jhabvala
(Libretto "Sir Charles Grandison" by Jane Austen & Samuel Richardson, based on a play "Sir Charles Grandison, or The Happy Man" by Jane Austen)
StarringAnne Baxter
Robert Powell
Michael Wager
Sean Young
Charles McCaughan
Tim Choate
Music byRichard Robbins (arranged from Mozart's works)
Katrina Hodiak (songs)
CinematographyErnest Vincze, Larry Pizer (opera sequence)
Edited byDavid E. McKenna
Distributed byContemporary Films
Release date
July 1980
Running time
111 minutes

The film concerns competing theatrical productions in present-day New York, of a recently discovered early Austen work.



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