The Europeans

(1979)
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Based on Henry James' novel with the same title. It's the fall of 1850, a few miles outside Boston. The household of the dour Mr. Wentworth receives two unannounced visitors from Europe, Eugenia and Felix, the daughter and son of his half sister. Gertrude, one of Wentworth's two daughters, is instantly infatuated with her cousins, thinking them sophisticated and worldly. She turns her back on the local Unitarian minister, Mr. Brand, who has been calling on her, to delight in the pleasure and amusement Felix offers. Another wealthy neighbor, Mr. Acton, is attracted to Eugenia, who is going through a divorce with a European aristocrat. Are the Americans being used by the penniless Europeans? Or is there real affection?

  1. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

    Screenplay

  2. Henry James

    Novel

  3. James Ivory

    Director

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  1. Lee Remick

    Lee Remick

    Eugenia Young

  2. Wesley Addy

    Wesley Addy

    Mr. Wentworth

  3. Lisa Eichhorn

    Lisa Eichhorn

    Gertrude

  4. Kristin Griffith

    Kristin Griffith

    Lizzie Acton

  5. Robin Ellis

    Robert Acton

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The Europeans

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  • October 8, 1979
    PG
    Theatrical

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    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

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