Based on a Henry James short story set in the 1890s, Daisy Miller is hauntingly beautiful to look at even though its content is rather slight.
Daisy Miller (Cybill Shepherd) is a headstrong self-willed American girl touring Europe with her timid and absent-minded mother (Cloris Leachman) and precocious younger brother (James McMurtry). Daisy has little regard for social conventions of the time, and this together with her beauty makes her a source of fascination to Frederick Winterbourne (Barry Brown) whom she meets by chance in Switzerland.
Intrigued and infatuated, Freddie follows her to Rome where he finds her openly defying convention and going about unchaperoned in the company of a socially “unsuitable” Italian, Mr Giovanelli (Duilio Del Prete).
Unable to break out of his own rigid upbringing, the lovesick Freddie watches helplessly as society ostracises Daisy, and her impetuous nature leads towards tragedy.
Annie P. “Daisy” Miller
Mrs Ezra B. Miller
Duilio Del Prete
Randolph C. Miller
Hotel Receptionist Vevey
Mrs Walker’s Butler
Punch & Judy