The American


1h 30m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Drama based on the novel by Henry James, "The American," about a self-made Midwesterner who discovers the sinister secret of an aristocratic French family when he falls in love with a daughter of the family. Christopher Newman, a 19th century "new man" who has amassed a fortune in California, heads

Film Details

Also Known As
American, ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection (01/03/01)
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Drama based on the novel by Henry James, "The American," about a self-made Midwesterner who discovers the sinister secret of an aristocratic French family when he falls in love with a daughter of the family. Christopher Newman, a 19th century "new man" who has amassed a fortune in California, heads to Europe to learn its ways and find a wife. In Europe, he meets Claire de Cintre, a young, beautiful and enigmatic Parisian widow. Claire's mother, Madame de Bellegarde, is a descendant of an ancient noble family, who stops at nothing to arrange aristocratic matches for her children. Other characters include Mrs. Bread, the housekeeper who knows the family secrets; Valentin, Claire's effete and impetuous brother; and Noemie, the bohemian mistress shared by Newman and Valentin.

Crew

Peter Agnew

Assistant Director

Tim Alban

Dubbing Mixer

Steven Ashley

Producer

Russ Bailey

Construction Manager

Ciaran Barry

Other

Fiona Belton

Wardrobe Assistant

Peggy Brazil

Script Supervisor

Martin Brinkler

Assistant Editor

Kathleen Cahill

Editor

Lisa Canty

Assistant Art Director

Orla Carroll

Hairdresser

Richard Collins

Other

Frank Conway

Production Designer

Jim Corcoran

Sound Mixer

Audrey Corr

Props Buyer

Daisy Cummins

Assistant Director

Simon Curtis

Executive Producer

Erin Delaney

Post-Production

Adrienne Dollard

Other

Pat Doyle

Boom Operator

Rebecca Eaton

Executive Producer

Kate Evans

Editor

Meghan Fallon

Production Assistant

Morna Ferguson

Makeup Artist

Fiona Finlay

Producer

Brian Fitzpatrick

Production Assistant

Nancy Foy

Casting Consultant

Donal Geraghty

Production Accountant

Simon Gershon

Sound Editor

Dominic Hewitt

Stunt Coordinator

Ann M Houlihan

Assistant Director

Gill Howard

Assistant Costume Designer

Henry James

Source Material (From Novel)

Emma Jennings

Other

Margaret Jennings

Production Manager

Doreen Jones

Casting Director

Jean Kerr

Art Director

Yo-yo Ma

Theme Music

Brian Mcbreen

Production Assistant

John Mcdonnell

Coproducer

James Mcguire

Gaffer

John Mckenna

Other

Stephen Mckeon

Music

David Mcloughlin

Coproducer

Jane Mcnally

Production Coordinator

Tony Miller

Director Of Photography

Al Morris

Transportation Captain

David Morris

Location Manager

Lorna Marie Mugan

Costume Designer

Eoin O'hagan

Best Boy

Jessica O'leary

Costume Supervisor

Bernard O'reilly

Dialogue Editor

Luke Quigley

Grip

Patrick Redmond

Photography

Jamie Rogers

Production

Emma Salter

Post-Production Supervisor

Charlotte Somers

Assistant Director

Tony Teiger

Property Master

Nigel Warren-green

Executive Producer

Michael Wearing

Executive Producer

John Williams

Theme Music

Film Details

Also Known As
American, ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection (01/03/01)
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia