PG | | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.
The "84 Charing Cross Road" story has been made into five media forms: a book, a television movie, this theatrical film, a stage play, and a radio production.
Businessman on plane:
Your first trip to London?
Helene Hanff: Yes.
Businessman on plane: You want a word of advice? Don't trust the cab drivers; they'll take you five miles to go three blocks... and, uh, don't waste your time looking at a street map. Nobody can find their way around London - not even ...
Helene Hanff: ...
When Helene goes shopping at Willie's, she first carries her bag in her right hand and the shopping basket in her left. In the next shot, she carries the basket in her right hand.
The production teams in New York and London were almost completely separate, and the closing credits reflect this: in front of a split screen showing Helene in New York and Frank in London, the crews for the two cities scroll side by side. In most cases the same jobs are shown in both columns, and the job titles are then shown in the center.
$24,350 (USA) (16 February 1987)