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The Europeans (1979)

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In the middle of the 19th century, the stern and somewhat puritanical values of native New Englanders were little changed from early Colonial times. In this adaptation of Henry James' novel The Europeans, The Countess Eugenia (Lee Remick) and her brother Robert (Robin Ellis) are expatriate Americans who have grown up mainly in Europe. They have also grown accustomed to living well and have returned to see their New England relatives to try and take advantage of their prosperity by contracting an advantageous marriage with one of their wealthy cousins. The American cousins see them as charming, well-educated, and shockingly dissolute. Despite some successes, Eugenia is unable to achieve her objectives, but Robert fares somewhat better. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast

Lee Remick
as Eugenia Young
Robin Ellis
as Robert Acton
Wesley Addy
as Mr. Wentworth
Lisa Eichorn
as Gertrude
Lisa Eichhorn
as Gertrude Wentworth
Tim Choate
as Clifford Wentworth
Nancy New
as Charlotte Wentworth
Tim Woodward
as Felix Young
Kristin Griffith
as Lizzie Acton
Gedda Petty
as Augustine
Norman Snow
as Mr. Brand
Helen Stenborg
as Mrs. Acton
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Critic Reviews for The Europeans

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

This adaptation helped put James Ivory in the public consciousness for these Henry James costume dramas.

May 18, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
Denton Record-Chronicle

I found myself hoping that several of the storylines, and the poor acting that accompanied them, would simply disappear.

February 20, 2004 | Rating: 61/100 | Full Review…
Apollo Guide

The Europeans is an engaging study of manners and morals.

January 27, 2004 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Europeans

½

The cinematography is very beautiful, and Lee Remick gives a fine performance but the rest is sort of listless, although the period detail is impressive.

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