Jane Austen in Manhattan

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Jane Austen in Manhattan
Jane Austen in Manhattan FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by James Ivory
Produced by Ismail Merchant
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)
Starring Anne Baxter
Robert Powell
Michael Wager
Sean Young
Charles McCaughan
Tim Choate
Music by Richard Robbins (arranged from Mozart's works)
Katrina Hodiak (songs)
Cinematography Ernest Vincze, Larry Pizer (opera sequence)
Edited by David E. McKenna
Distributed by Contemporary Films
Release date
July 1980
Running time
111 minutes
Language English

Jane Austen in Manhattan is a Merchant Ivory Film made for LWT in 1980, but released for theatrical 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.



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