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The Best of Families 

Drama set in late 19th-century America, following the lives of three families - one wealthy, one middle-class, and a family of poor Irish immigrants.

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1977  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Julia MacKenzie Julia MacKenzie ...  Maureen Rafferty (1977) unknown episodes
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Drama set in late 19th-century America, following the lives of three families - one wealthy, one middle-class, and a family of poor Irish immigrants.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

27 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Menschen in Manhattan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Victor Garber replaced Peter Burnell after the first episode. See more »

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Very well produced
14 September 2017 | by joyceebutlerSee all my reviews

Spurred by the extraordinary success of Upstairs Downstairs, it was the first attempt at adult production by Children's Television Workshop. Gareth Davies assembled a fine production staff and the actors were exceptional. As a graduate student at Columbia I had the pleasure of interning on this production as a picture researcher, searching New York Public Library and the Bettmann Archive for period photos and news articles to provide historical context. I'd love to see it available again.


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