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Daisy Miller (1974)

In this comedy of manners, Frederick Winterbourne tries to figure out the bright and bubbly Daisy Miller, only to be helped and hindered by false judgments from their fellow friends.

Director:

Peter Bogdanovich

Writers:

Frederic Raphael (screenplay), Henry James (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cybill Shepherd ... Annie P. Miller
Barry Brown ... Frederick Winterbourne
Cloris Leachman ... Mrs. Ezra B. Miller
Mildred Natwick ... Mrs. Costello
Eileen Brennan ... Mrs. Walker
Duilio Del Prete ... Mr. Giovanelli
James McMurtry James McMurtry ... Randolph C. Miller
Nicholas Jones ... Charles
George Morfogen George Morfogen ... Eugenio
Jean-Pascal Bongard Jean-Pascal Bongard ... Hotel Receptionist Vevey
Albert Messmer Albert Messmer ... Tutor
Jacques Guhl Jacques Guhl ... Polish Boy
Hubert Geoldun Hubert Geoldun ... Polish Boy
David Bush David Bush ... Man at Chillon
Henri Hubinet Henri Hubinet ... Chillon Guide
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Storyline

It's the late nineteenth century. Annie Miller, more regularly referred to as Daisy, of Schenectady, New York, is on a grand tour of Europe with her mother, Mrs. Ezra Miller, her precocious adolescent brother, Randolph Miller, and their manservant, Eugenio. It is at their stop in Vevey, Switzerland that Daisy meets Frederick Winterbourne, an American expat studying in Geneva. Frederick has mixed emotions about Daisy. On the one hand, he is captivated by her beauty. On the other, he believes her to be uneducated and improper in her modern American attitude and behavior, she basically doing whatever she wants regardless of the possible perception of impropriety by those in Frederick's social circle. That latter view is shared by Frederick's aunt, Mrs. Costello, with who he is traveling. Conversely, Daisy finds Frederick to be stiff. Regardless, Daisy does allow Frederick to spend time with her as they move from Vevey to Rome, Italy in their individual parallel travels. Through this time... Written by Huggo

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She did as she pleased

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

24 January 1975 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Dejzi Miler See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the passenger ship steamer vessel which travels from Vevey to Chillon was "Lausanne" (aka "Lausanne 1" aka "PS Lausanne"). According to the Passenger Ship website, "she appears to have been given an extended funnel with a smoke generator for the film". See more »

Quotes

Annie P. 'Daisy' Miller: I'm a terrible, frightful flirt. Did you ever hear of a nice girl that wasn't? But now I guess you'll tell me I'm not a nice girl.
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Curiously empty, uneventful, undramatic piece about Americans in Europe, with fatally uninteresting stars
22 July 2012 | by BOUFSee all my reviews

It almost feels mean to criticise Cybill Shepherd for being so unsuitable for this role, as she is so miscast. She plays the Daisy of the title, and is dull. When we first meet her, she's a pretty, spoilt, self-obsessed tease, and that's it. 90 minutes later that's still it. Barry Brown (Frederick) is, unfortunately, equally dull and one-note. Frederick chases Daisy, she teases him, and repeat until the end credits. That's a tough watch - especially when you've seen Ms Shepherd do it before, more concisely. Mr Brown has few expressions which give a hint of anything inside him that we may care to know more about. This film needed stars, or, at least, compelling character actors. The boredom is relieved by occasional flashes of melodrama in Eileen Brennan's eyes (but even they become repetitive), and some lovely photography, but the whole is empty of story, character, history, social milieu; even the dialogue goes on too much and is either commonplace or flatly rendered. There are moments of interesting observation, but there are scant. I shall read the Henry James story on which the film is based and try to work out what it was that the makers of this vacant film were striving for.


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