- United Kingdom
- 104 minutes
Three interlocking stories set in the legendary New York City dance palace Roseland make up this charming film, the third shot by Merchant Ivory Productions in America. In the first, “The Waltz,” Teresa Wright is a widow who comes to Roseland in order to sustain the memory of her late husband, and meets Stan (Lou Jacobi), a man who offers her an opportunity for happiness in the present. In “The Hustle,” Christopher Walken stars as a gigolo with three women in his life, all of whom depend on him for different degrees of romance and companionship. In the final segment, “The Peabody,” an older Viennese woman (Lilia Skala) sets out to win a dance competition despite warnings that it could imperil her health. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s understated screenplay received many accolades, and delivers an uncharacteristic bit of sentiment not present in other Merchant Ivory efforts.
|Screenplay||Ruth Prawer Jhabvala|
|Executive producers||Michael T. Murphy and Ottomar Rudolf|
|Associate producers||Dennis J. Murphy and Macy Wall|
|Music arranged and directed by||Michael Gibson|
|Editing||Humphrey Dixon and Richard Schmiechen|
|Costumes||Diane Finn Chapman|
- High-definition digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
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