The Bostonians

United Kingdom, 1984

Film
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A Merchant Ivory adaptation of Henry James’ novel in which the young, but charismatic Verena is forced to choose between her loyalty to the women’s suffragette movement, represented by her mentor, Olive (Vanessa Redgrave), and the passionate attention of Olive’s cousin (Christopher Reeve) who represents everything that Olive abhors. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala adapted the novel for the screen and the film co-stars Linda Hunt and Jessica Tandy.

Credits

production company

Merchant Ivory Productions

producer

Ismail Merchant

Duration

01:57:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304326

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Feminism

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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