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Ethan Frome is an adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1911 novella . Set in Massachusetts in the late-19th century, the film relates the sad story of reclusive farmer Ethan Frome (Liam Neeson). Considering himself too homely for romance, he enters into a loveless marriage with the wealthy but spiteful Zeena (Joan Allen). Things become nearly unendurable when Zeena becomes an invalid, imperiously demanding her husband's attentions day and night. Ethan seeks solace in an affair with Zeena's pretty cousin Mattie Silver (Patricia Arquette), who has arrived to act as housekeeper. Produced on behalf of PBS' American Playhouse, Ethan Frome was released theatrically in late 1992. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Liam Neeson
as Ethan Frome
Patricia Arquette
as Mattie Silver
Joan Allen
as Zeena Frome
Tate Donovan
as Reverend Smith
Katharine Houghton
as Mrs. Hale
Stephen Mendillo
as Ned Hale
Debbon Ayer
as Young Ruth Hale
Rob Campbell
as Young Ned Hale
Virginia Smith
as Mrs. Howe
Billy Hopkins
Suzanne Smith

Crew

John Madden
Director
Stan Wlodkowski
Producer
Richard Price
Producer
Edith Wharton
Book Author
Beth Gutcheon
Screenwriter
Bobby Bukowski
Cinematographer
Rachel Portman
Composer (Music Score)
Katherine Wenning
Editor
Andrew Jackness
Production Designer
David Crank
Art Director
Carol Oditz
Costume Designer
Suzanne Smith
Casting
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