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Ethan Frome (1993)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  12 March 1993 (USA)
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A new pastor arrives in a stark Vermont village and is intrigued by crippled, misshapen Ethan Frome living on an isolated, hardscrabble farm with his sickly wife Zeena.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gil Rood ...
Conductor
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Reverend Smith
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Ned Hale
Phil Garran ...
Mr. Howe
Virginia Smith ...
Mrs. Howe
Annie Nessen ...
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Mrs. Hale
Marcie Vaughan ...
Young Woman
Burt Porter ...
Harmon Gow
Rusty De Wees ...
Man at Post Office
Paul Donlon ...
Man at Post Office
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Robert Nutt ...
Church Elder
David Dellinger ...
Funeral Minister
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Storyline

Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, spirited person. She and Ethan fall in love much to the dismay of Zeena. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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A Forbidden Love Triangle Of Passion And Desire!

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ethan Frome - Um amor para sempre  »

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Box Office

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$296,081 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the original Edith Wharton novel, the stranger in town who takes an interest in Ethan is not a new pastor but a businessman temporarily staying in the area. See more »

Goofs

In a winter scene early in the film, a Red-eyed Vireo can be heard singing in the dead of winter in Massachusetts. These birds winter in Amazonia, and arrive in Massachusetts in late spring. See more »

Quotes

Mattie Silver: If I miss my train, where will I go?
Ethan Frome: Where will you go if you catch it?
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Connections

Version of The DuPont Show of the Month: Ethan Frome (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Turkey in the Straw
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Traditional
Played at square dance
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Very fine and moving adoption of famous novel
13 May 2015 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie yesterday night. It made me cry! Then I dreamed of it at night, and when I woke up I still had a melancholy feeling in my stomach and a sweet pain in my heart. Very few movies or novels affect me this strongly nowadays!

The depiction is bleak but romantic, tender, and very, very fine. The actors are all very good in their parts. This is one of those love stories that make you take the side of the adulterous couple, however much you are against such behaviour in ordinary cases. Mutual love can be so hard to find, and when you find it but cannot have it because of circumstances in the world around, you "never want to leave this hill"...


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