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Wealthy widower Adam Verver (Morris) and his naive daughter, Maggie (Townsend), are utterly devoted to each other. A situtation that doesn't change with Maggie's marriage to an impoverished Italian prince (Massey). Then Maggie decides her lonely father should also remarry and who could be better than Maggie's old chum, the beautiful Charlotte (Hunnicutt). But what the Ververs don't realize is how well the Prince and Charlotte already know each other. However, a gilded crystal cup--The Golden Bowl--will bring unwelcome knowledge. Based on the novel by Henry James.

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Available on Running time 270 minutes. Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 19th Century, London, Marriage, Dads, Romantic Triangles, Books to Film: Henry James
Screenplay
Jack Pulman
Cast
Barry Morse, Jill Townsend, Daniel Massey, Gayle Hunnicutt, Cyril Cusack, Kathleen Byron
Director
James Cellan Jones
Producer
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

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Margot Roberts

Brilliantly conveys the undertones of Henry James writing. This TV series production is the BBC at its best. Cyril Cusack drives the whole drama with his monologues and Gayle Hunnicutt is not only ravishing but delivers a performance of great subtlety and inteligence.