DirectorJames Ivory Initial DVD releaseApril 15, 1998 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release date2 August 1984 (1984-08-02) (United States) Based onThe Bostonians
by Henry James WriterHenry James (novel), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay) CastChristopher Reeve (Basil Ransome), Vanessa Redgrave (Olive Chancellor), Jessica Tandy (Miss Birdseye) Similar moviesRelated James Ivory movies
TaglineA BEAUTIFUL FILM . . . An intimate and exquisite probe of the feminist heart.
The Bostonians is a 1984 British romantic drama film based on Henry James's novel of the same name. The film stars Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve, Madeleine Potter and Jessica Tandy. The movie received respectable reviews and showings at arthouse theaters in New York, London and other cities. Vanessa Redgrave received 1984 Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, and the movie earned other award nominations for its costume design.