Washington Square

Synopsis: Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter for her money. But Catherine is determined to follow her heart, even if she loses her inheritance in the process. But just what are Townsend's intentions?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Agnieszka Holland
Production: Hollywood Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

Can you imagine anything

more disagreeable?

Congratulations, my dear.

May I?

If I wanted to be a pioneer, I'd settle

in Minnesota. Isn't she pretty?

I think it's beastly we can't dance.

I know.

So we'll buy a new house

every three or four years.

We'll keep moving up. Is it true

it's all the rage in Paris?

- Morris. Morris. - What is it you

want me to do now Marian?

You must take Catherine

outside to dance.

If your wife-to-be is this demanding

of me, dear cousin, can you imagine...

Oh, yes, I can.

Someone has to demand of you. It may

help to build some long-awaited character.

You see what you've done?

You've made poor miss...



Answer him, please.

He's conceited enough to believe

he has made you speechless.

This is Catherine Sloper, Marian's cousin.

This is Morris Townsend.

Shall we?


One, two, three, four, five, six.

One, two, three, four, five, six.

If I can have your attention up here,

I promise you I'll take care of down there.

Oh, forgive me. I've been off the dance

floor for far too long, it seems.

Here. Let's try this

dangerous sport.


Please sit down.


I'll get some refreshments, shall I?


Oh, gracious.

- My dear, what are you doing,

hiding in the bushes? - No...

You must come out where the young

men can see you... no, no, no.

Oh, my.

I do... I don't believe we've been

introduced. Morris Townsend.

Cousin to Arthur. I begged

Miss Sloper to take pity on me.

I'm afraid, as a dancer,

I make a very good horseman.

Well, Mr. Townsend, I came

looking for my niece...

because there were several young

men searching for her frantically.

She's been ignoring her

dance card shamelessly.

However, if she's promised

to keep you company,

I'll try to keep them

at bay a little longer.

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