"The Way We Live Now" adapts Anthony Trollope's novel of the same name. Andrew Davies' four-part miniseries features a fine performance by David Suchet as the European city financier, Augustus Melmotte, who lures prominent citizens into a colossal get-rich-quick scheme. Within weeks of arriving in London, Melmotte announces a new company and promises instant fortune to those who join him in this scheme. Melmotte is surrounded by a circle of decadent aristocrats, scheming widows and nouveau riche businessmen, all vying for a financial payoff.
This film is made for television and not rated.