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84 Charing Cross Road

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Anne Bancroft's husband, Mel Brooks, purchased the rights to the story for her as a twenty-first anniversary present. Based on the memoirs of Helene Hanff, a television writer, which detailed her correspondence with bookseller Frank Doel over twenty years. In 1975, the BBC produced a television show based on Hanff's memoirs. This program, in turn, was adapted for the stage in 1981 by James Roose-Evans. The 1982 New York stage version ran for 96 performances. The Broadway show's original cast included Rosemary Leach (Helene Hanff), David Swift (Frank Doel), Barbara Ward (Cecily Farr), Charmian May (Megan Wells/Maxine Stuart), Charles Kinross (Mr. Martin), Adrian Hall (William Humphries), and Susanna Best (John Todd).
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 07762

  • Credits
    Anne Bancroft, Anna Maria Louise Italiano, Anne Marno, Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Hopkines, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Judi Dench, Jean De Baer, Maurice Denham, Eleanor David, Mercedes Ruehl, Daniel Gerroll, Wendy Morgan
  • Critic Reviews
    "...An appealing film on several counts, one of the most notable being Anne Bancroft's fantastic performance....Genuinely moving..."

    "...A joyous celebration of the life of the imagination....The film affords both Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins some of the warmest and most winning moments of their screen careers..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...An astute and moving dramatisation of the long correspondence between New York writer and bibliophile Helene Hanff and London second-hand bookshop manager Frank Doel..."
    Sight and Sound

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