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84 Charing Cross Road

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Romance
Release Date:February 13, 1987
Running time:100 minutes
Cast:Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Jean De Baer, Maurice Denham
Director:David Hugh Jones
Writer:Helene Hanff, James Roose-Evans

Description: Helene Hanff's book 84 Charing Cross Road had previously been a TV program and a stage play before it was converted into this 1986 film. The scene is New York, 1949: Anne Bancroft plays a struggling writer and passionate bibliophile, who answers an advertisement from a rare-volumes bookshop at 84 Charing Cross Road in London. Thus begins a two-decade romance by correspondence between Bancroft and Briton Anthony Hopkins, the man in charge of the overseas department of Marks and Company. Though several meetings are arranged, Bancroft and Hopkins never come face to face thanks to mitigating circumstances. But Anne finally makes it to London, and finds that much has changed. 84 Charing Cross Road was produced by Mel Brooks, the husband of star Anne Bancroft.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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