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"An education in love"
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Based on the life of an ancestor of the star and writer Michael Palin, American Friends tells the story of a relationship that develops between Oxford Don Francis Ashby and Americans Caroline and Elinor. The aging bachelor, Ashby finds himself drawn to both women, despite Elinor being only 18, their first meeting takes place when Ashby is walking through the Swiss Alps. The Oxford academic is shocked to see the two when he returns to Oxford and discovers they have rented a house in the city, Ashby soon finds rumors spreading about his relationship to the women that threaten his chances of promotion within his college.

| 1993 | 1 hr 35 min | 6.6/10
Bryan Pringle, Fred Pearson, Michael Palin, Alfred Molina
Tristram Powell
Produced By
Steve Abbott, Patrick Cassavetti

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