American Friends

American Friends

Two U.S. tourists (Connie Booth, Trini Alvarado) woo celibate 1860s Oxford don (Michael Palin).

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American Friends


Drama95 Mins1991PG

Francis Ashby (Michael Palin) is a Victorian-era Oxford instructor who takes a trip to Switzerland, where he befriends vacationing American Caroline Hartley (Connie Booth) and her teenage daughter, Elinor (Trini Alvarado). Both women are romantically interested in Francis, and when he returns to campus, the Hartleys follow him back and move into a nearby home to pursue him. Unfortunately, university professors are forbidden to marry, and Francis must choose between love and his career.


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