The Europeans (1979)
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Feature Film
This entertaining story from a delicious early novel by Henry James, takes place in a New England Arcadia that stands for everything beautiful, pure and good. Into this Eden come a sophisticated European brother and sister who turn up unexpectedly on the doorstep of their staid American cousins, the Wentworths.
The fortune-hunting Eugenia (Lee Remick, Days of Wine and Roses) and her high-spirited brother Felix (Tim Woodward) turn this Puritan world upside down. The film concludes with three betrothals, like a Mozart opera. But Eugenia has been too clever, and must return to Europe as empty-handed as she came.
Cast: Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy, Lisa Eichhorn, Norman Snow, Tim Choate, Kristin Griffith, Nancy New, Helen Stenborg, Gedda Petry