7.5/10
23,324
91 user 60 critic

Howards End (1992)

Trailer
2:22 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
1,394 ( 158)
Won 3 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Joseph Bennett ...
Paul Wilcox
...
...
Adrian Ross Magenty ...
Tibby Schlegel
...
Annie
...
...
Charles Wilcox
...
Evie Wilcox
Ian Latimer ...
Station Master
...
Mary Nash ...
Pianist
Siegbert Prawer ...
Man Asking a Question
...
Edit

Storyline

Encounter of three social classes of England at the beginning of the 20th century : the Victorian capitalists (the Wilcoxes) considering themselves as aristocrats, whose only god is money ; the enlightened bourgeois (the Schlegels), humanistic and philanthropic ; and the workers (the Basts), fighting to survive. The Schlegel sisters' humanism will be torn apart as they try both to softly knock down the Wilcox's prejudices and to help the Basts. Written by Yepok

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

26 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Retour à Howards End  »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,568, 13 March 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,967,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Emma Thompson received a total of thirteen nominations for her role in this movie. She won in all of those events, which includes an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Bafta as Best Actress. See more »

Goofs

In the last "farewell" scene, after Helen took her baby in hear arms she wanted to hold the farmer's boy's hand but instead the boy, I believe mistakenly, chose to wave the Wilcox family members who were leaving the Howards End. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Margaret Schlegel: [reading letter] Dearest Meg, I'm having a glorious time. I like them all. They are the very happiest, jolliest family that you can imagine. The fun of it is that they think me a noodle, and say so - at least, Mr. Wilcox does. Oh Meg, should we ever learn to talk less.
[laughing]
See more »


Soundtracks

Mock Morris
Music by Percy Grainger
Courtesy of Schott & Co., Ltd.
Performed by Martin Jones
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Searing story, exquisite interpretation
30 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

For those who want to watch an intelligent, lovely-to-look-at motion picture, it doesn't get much better than this. The film tells the story of two sisters, of limited but respectable means, who collide with the world of the very rich in Edwardian England. One sister benefits from the acquaintance with the wealthy Wilcoxes. The other is all but destroyed by it. Along the way, there are charming scenes of tea parties and music classes, elegant costumes, fantastic settings, and engaging conversations. There is also a sad, secondary storyline of a poor clerk and his wife who, unfortunately, slip into even more abysmal circumstances through no fault of their own. The ending is tinged with despair, even as it offers some hope for both of the sisters' futures. The film should be commended as well for the fine performances of Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham-Carter and others. Any discriminating film enthusiast will not want to miss this movie.


30 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 91 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Paul Scheer lets us in on a secret in The Disaster Artist and answers your questions. Plus, we explore the origins of midnight movies and take a look at IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch the show