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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

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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

The town of the story, Starkfield, is fictitious. 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

Zeena: [to Mattie after getting the last drop out of a bottle of cough syrup] \If you can get the taste out, that'll do for pickles.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Rakes of Mallow
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Traditional
Played at square dance
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Faithful retelling
18 November 2000 | by (Cardiff) – See all my reviews

The photography is one of the best aspects of the film. The depressing snow and freezing temperature really come across well. The acting is good. In particular, Joan Allen shines as the sickly wife and Liam Neeson is very sympathetic as Ethan. The essential weaknesses of plot derive more from the novella than the director; the theme is not that relevant for modern audiences and some of the criticism levelled against it is undeserved. The plot is faithful to the original although one character is changed from an engineer to a clergyman. The poverty of the town is very well illustrated and gives an alternative view to some Victorian set films.


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