Because of the wife's chronic illness, a farm couple need an extra hand to help around the house. The beautiful, spirited young woman joins them creates emotional conflicts that have devastating consequences.

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Alex Segal

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Jacqueline Babbin, Audrey Maas (as Audrey Gellen) | 1 more credit »
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Episode credited cast:
Jack Betts ... Denis Eady
Clarice Blackburn ... Zeena Frome
Heywood Hale Broun ... Postmaster
Philip Coolidge ... Ed Varnum
Diane Deering Diane Deering
Roy Fant Roy Fant ... Simon
Julie Harris ... Mattie Silver
Sterling Hayden ... Ethan Frome
Arthur Hill ... Narrator
Amanda Meigs Amanda Meigs
Nicholas Prior Nicholas Prior
Kim Stanley ... Sarah Anne Howe
Charles Tyner ... Jotham Powell
Mary Van Fleet Mary Van Fleet
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Because of the wife's chronic illness, a farm couple need an extra hand to help around the house. The beautiful, spirited young woman joins them creates emotional conflicts that have devastating consequences.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1960 (USA) See more »

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CBS,Talent Associates See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Kim Stanley replaced Geraldine Page who withdrew because of a contractual obligation to a Broadway play. See more »

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Version of Ethan Frome (1993) See more »

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great tv version of classic novel
20 January 2003 | by mpgmpg123See all my reviews

This is a great tv version of the classic Edith Wharton novel, one of my favorite books in college. It was part of the DuPont Show of the Month series of classic plays and novels. When Julie Harris was not busy giving perfect portrayals of classic roles on the Hallmark Hall of Fame, she was giving them in other series such as this, along with The Heiress, The night of the Storm, and He Who Gets Slapped. She is the young, pretty Mattie Silver in this, and gives a very good performance. Also Sterling Hayden, he also of some great tv performances of that era, as Ethan Frome. This was originally to have starred Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, and Mildred Natwick in a Warner Brothers' movie in the late 1940's. It was never made, but fortunately this was and is it is far more lively and interesting than the 1992 American Playhouse movie.


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