Merchant Ivory in America

06/09/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 06/09/2004
  |  615 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A collection of Merchant-Ivory productions with an American theme. 'Roseland' (1977) tells three intertwining stories, all set in Roseland, the famous New York dance palace, which at the time of filming was a traditional meeting-place for older people taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane and dancing to all the old ballroom classics. The episodic storyline, involving three characters looking for dance partners, is brought together by a string of old-time hits including 'Rockin' Chair' and 'Slow Boat to China'. In 'The Europeans' (1979), a dramatisation of the Henry James novel, Baroness Eugenia Munster (Lee Remick) travels from Europe with her brother Felix (Tim Woodward) to live with her country cousins, the Wentworths, who regard Eugenia and Felix as a pair of dangerous exotics. Felix soon falls for Gertrude (Lisa Eichhorn), daughter of the family, while Eugenia embarks on a romance with Robert Acton (Robin Ellis), the district's most eligible bachelor. In the