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Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)

After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Philip Herriton
... Lilia Herriton
... Caroline Abbott
... Mrs. Herriton
... Harriet Herriton
Thomas Wheatley ... Mr. Kingcroft
Sophie Kullmann ... Irma
Vass Anderson ... Mr. Abbott
Sylvia Barter ... Mrs. Theobald
... Ethel
Siria Betti ... Hotel-Keeper
... Gino Carella
Anna Lelio ... Perfetta
... Spiridione
Sergio Falasca ... Carriage Driver
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Around 1906, the widow Lilia Herriton meets a young man when she visits Italy and marries him. The man is only a dentist without a good name, and Lilia's relatives are clearly unhappy with her choice. Lilia dies while giving birth to a son, and two relatives travel to Italy to take care of of the baby, expecting no trouble from the father. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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E.M. Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread  »

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$1,403,033
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The film was made and released about eighty-six years after its source novel of the same name by E.M. Forster had been first published in 1905. See more »

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In a scene outside on the veranda in Gino's house in Italy, Lilia (Helen Mirren) has her back to the view of the countryside. At one point, when the camera is on her, a white van can be seen driving along the road in the distance. It is clearly a 1990s-era vehicle, moving much faster than automobiles of the era could have. See more »

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Gino Carella: I'm your husband!
Lilia Herriton: And I have the money!
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Lucia di Lammermoor
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Music by Gaetano Donizetti (as Donizetti)
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Undiscovered Treasure
14 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

The story is so tragic that this should be a hard-core drama, and parts of it are very poignant, but I also laughed hysterically. This is mainly due to Judy Davis' performance which is so priggish and delightful. Graves and Bonham-Carter played brother and sister in 'A Room With A View' and their chemistry carries over into this film quite well. The music is enchanting. All the way around, a great film.


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