The French Atlantic Affair

The French Atlantic Affair

Director: Douglas Heyes Cast: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Horst Bucholz, James Coco

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Overview

The third of ABC's miniseries offerings, The French Atlantic Affair was an expensive but pulpish all-star version of the same-named Ernest Lehmann novel. Chad Everett essays the nominal leading role as Robbins-esque novelist Harold Columbine, one of dozens of wealthy, well-dressed passengers on a luxury ocean liner. Columbine's earlier, sympathetic articles on cult leader Craig Dunleavy (Telly Savalas) may well prove to be life-savers when Dunleavy and his henchmen take over the liner and hold its 3,000-plus celebrity passengers for a 70-million-dollar ransom (that translates to 13 tons of solid gold). The script contrives to include a lavish costume ball wherein most of the younger actresses appear in extremely revealing costumes. Although title designer Phil Norman won an Emmy award for his efforts, viewers and critics were generally cool to the charms of The French Atlantic Affair when the three-part melodrama aired on November 15, 16, and 18, 1979 -- probably because the miniseries' melodramatic convolutions were dwarfed by the real-life hostage drama then unfolding in Iran.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2013
UPC: 0883316715390
Original Release: 1979
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 4:54:00
Sales rank: 37,636

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Pierre Aumont Actor
Horst Bucholz Actor
James Coco Actor
Chad Everett Actor
José Ferrer Actor
John Houseman Actor
Carolyn Jones Actor
Richard Jordan Actor
Louis Jourdan Actor
Michelle Phillips Actor
Marie-France Pisier Actor
Donald Pleasence Actor
John Rubinstein Actor
Telly Savalas Actor
Stella Stevens Actor
Shelley Winters Actor

Technical Credits
Douglas Heyes Director,Screenwriter
John Addison Score Composer
James Caylor Editor
Douglas S. Cramer Executive Producer
Allan Jacobs Editor
Serge Krizman Production Designer
Robert Mintz Producer
Aaron Spelling Executive Producer
Tom Stevens Editor
E. Duke Vincent Producer
Ralph A. Woolsey Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The French Atlantic Affair
1. Chapter 1 [1:08]
2. Chapter 2 [2:07]
3. Chapter 3 [24:19]
4. Chapter 4 [7:22]
5. Chapter 5 [14:07]
6. Chapter 6 [8:46]
7. Chapter 7 [11:21]
8. Chapter 8 [18:33]
9. Chapter 9 [5:16]
10. Chapter 10 [1:02]
11. Chapter 11 [1:12]
1. Chapter 1 [2:20]
2. Chapter 2 [2:07]
3. Chapter 3 [17:53]
4. Chapter 4 [14:37]
5. Chapter 5 [19:20]
6. Chapter 6 [12:07]
7. Chapter 7 [10:55]
8. Chapter 8 [6:53]
9. Chapter 9 [10:43]
10. Chapter 10 [:47]
11. Chapter 11 [1:13]
Disc #2 -- The French Atlantic Affair
1. Chapter 1 [2:01]
2. Chapter 2 [2:06]
3. Chapter 3 [24:29]
4. Chapter 4 [10:44]
5. Chapter 5 [16:35]
6. Chapter 6 [9:02]
7. Chapter 7 [9:02]
8. Chapter 8 [15:03]
9. Chapter 9 [8:30]
10. Chapter 10 [1:13]

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