PG | | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.
Helene Hanff was a writer for television, and wrote televised plays, which were broadcast during the 1950s.
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: ...
Toward the end of the movie, Helene Hanff says that "it would have been worth learning Old English to read Chaucer". Chaucer did not write in Old English, he wrote in Middle English.
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)
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