Ethan Frome (film)

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Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome (film).jpg
Directed by John Madden
Written by Richard Nelson (screenplay)
Edith Wharton (novel)
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date
  • March 5, 1993 (1993-03-05)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Box office $296,081

Ethan Frome is a 1993 British-American drama film directed by John Madden and starring Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, Joan Allen and Tate Donovan.[1] It was an adaptation of the novella Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton.


Reverend Smith has arrived in Starkfield from Boston. He notices that Ethan Frome is isolated. Smith encourages his parishioners to be charitable.

Ethan and Zeena Pierce are distant cousins. After marrying Zeena, Ethan falls in love with Mattie Silver.



Ethan Frome was well received as a chilling tale of the roles of predestination society and the role of free will. It has been encouraged to be studied in Years 11 and 12 in the Australian Capital Territory College system, especially for students who wish to study literature at university due to its heavy amount of intertextual references.


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | ETHAN FROME (1993)". 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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