The Proprietor

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The Proprietor
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The Proprietor
Directed by Ismail Merchant
Produced by Humbert Balsan
Donald Rosenfeld
Paul Bradley (executive)
Osman Eralp (executive)
Richard Hawley (associate)
Written by Jean-Marie Besset
George Swift Trow
Starring Jeanne Moreau
Sean Young
Sam Waterston
Christopher Cazenove
Nell Carter
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Austin Pendleton
Charlotte de Turckheim
Josh Hamilton
Music by Richard Robbins
Cinematography Larry Pizer
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • 9 October 1996 (1996-10-09)
Running time
117 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Proprietor is a 1996 film. It is a U.S.-French co-production Merchant Ivory film, directed by Ismail Merchant for Jeanne Moreau's request.



New York[edit]

  • Joanna Adler as F. Freemder
  • James Naughton as Texans
  • J. Smith-Cameron as Texans
  • Michael Bergin as Bobby
  • John Dalton as Emilio
  • Jack Koenig as Apartment Doorman
  • Panther as Guardian Angels
  • Bull as Guardian Angels
  • Kim Gilmore as Guardian Angels
  • Falcon as Guardian Angels
  • Joan Audiberti as French Ladies
  • Katherine Argo as French Ladies
  • Judy Alanna as Woman in Park


  • Hubert St. Macary - Taxi Driver
  • Diane Nignan - Pedestrian
  • Guillemette Grobon - Suzanne T.K

The Apartment[edit]

The Auction[edit]

French Television[edit]


Paris 1943, Maison Madeleine[edit]

Maxims Restaurant[edit]

Girl in the Nightclub[edit]

'Je m'appelle France'[edit]

'Call me French'[edit]

External links[edit]