84 Charing Cross Road

United States, 1986

Film
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Feisty Helen Hanff (Anne Bancroft) just loves rare books, the sort you can’t get in New York. Little does she know that a letter to a small second-hand bookshop in London will lead to a twenty year love affair with the staff and the city. Helen strikes up a particularly affectionate correspondence with Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins) at Marks & Co. in ‘84 Charing Cross Road. Her letters are soon followed by food parcels to the food-rationed staff, and insights into life across the Atlantic. A heartwarming, charming film based upon the memoirs of Helen Hanff and the play adapted from her book.

Credits

director

David Jones

producer

Geoffrey Helman

production company

Brooksfilms

Language

English

Duration

01:36:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39195

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Biographical

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Letter-writing

Literature → Literature

People → Biographical films

Romance

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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