[United States] : distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, 2004.
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Merchant Ivory collection
DVD, Dolby digital mono.
Christopher Walken, Teresa Wright, Geraldine Chaplin, Lou Jacobi, Lilia Skala.
Producer, Ismail Merchant ; director, James Ivory ; screenplay and story, Ruth Prawler Jhabvala ; director of photography, Ernest Vincze ; editor, Humphrey Dixon, Richard Schmiechen ; music, Michael Gibson ; dance director, Patricia Birch.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1977.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Three interlocking stories set in New York City's legendary Roseland dance palace make up this charming film, the third to be shot by Merchant Ivory Productions in America. In the first segment, The Waltz, Teresa Wright is a widow who comes to the Roseland in order to sustain the memory of her late husband, but meets Stan (Lou Jacobi), a man who offers her an opportunity for happiness in the present. In The Hustle, Christopher Walken stars as a gigolo with three women in his life, all of whom depend on him for different degrees of romance and companionship. In the final segment, The Peabody, an older Viennese woman (Lilia Skala) sets out to win a dance competition despite warnings that it could imperil her health.
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