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Screen Two: Ethan Frome


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American novelist Edith Wharton is enjoying something of a posthumous heyday. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Age of Innocence" was recently filmed to great acclaim. Now her tragic love story "Ethan Frome" comes to the screen.
Liam Neeson stars as the crippled, ageing Frome, an outcast in his turn-of-the-century community of Starkfield, Massachusetts. But the newly arrived minister is determined to find out more about this shadowy figure. What he discovers is a tale of life denied, of missed opportunities, set in the beautiful but bleak landscape of New England in winter, which reflects Wharton's story of love stifled then frozen.
Screenplay by Richard Nelson
Producer Stan Wlodkowski ; Director John Madden (1993) Stereo
Liam Neeson, the blue-eyed boy from Ballymena
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53


Unknown: Edith Wharton
Unknown: Ethan Frome
Unknown: Liam Neeson
Unknown: Richard Nelson
Producer: Stan Wlodkowski
Director: John Madden
Unknown: Liam Neeson
Ethan Frome: Liam Neeson
Mattie Silver: Patricia Arquette
Zeena Frome: Joan Allen
Reverend Mr Smith: Tate Donovan
Ruth Hale: Katherine Houghton
Ned Hale: Stephen Mendillo
Young Ruth: Debbon Ayer
Denis Eady: Jay Goede
Young Ned: Rob Campbell

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