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|Jane Austen in Manhattan|
|Directed by||James Ivory|
|Written by||Ruth Prawer Jhabvala|
(Libretto "Sir Charles Grandison" by Jane Austen & Samuel Richardson, based on a play "Sir Charles Grandison, or The Happy Man" by Jane Austen)
|Produced by||Ismail Merchant|
|Cinematography||Ernest Vincze, Larry Pizer (opera sequence)|
|Edited by||David E. McKenna|
|Distributed by||Contemporary Films|
Jane Austen in Manhattan is a 1980 American romantic drama film produced by Merchant Ivory Productions for LWT, but released for theatrical exhibition in UK and USA. It was the last film appearance of Anne Baxter and the début film of Sean Young.
The film concerns competing theatrical productions in present-day New York, of a recently discovered early Austen work.
Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.
- Anne Baxter - Lilliana Zorska
- Robert Powell - Pierre
- Michael Wager - George Midash
- Tim Choate - Jamie
- John Guerrasio - Gregory
- Katrina Hodiak - Katya
- Kurt Johnson - Victor Charlton
- Philip Lenkowsky - Fritz
- Charles McCaughan - Billie
- Nancy New - Jenny
- Sean Young - Ariadne Charlton
- Iman - Sufi Leader