Ethan Frome

Synopsis: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, spirited person. She and Ethan fall in love much to the dismay of Zeena.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): John Madden
Production: Miramax
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min



This stop is Starkfield!

This is Starkfield.

W-what is?

Reverend Smith!

Mr. Smith!

You're the only one who got off,

so it must be you.

Hale... ned hale.

I'm the sexton.

The snow...

it's so bright.

I'm sorry.

How do you do?


No boots?


Must be a relief getting out of the city.

I been to the city myself once,

and it sure was a relief getting out.

Was it?

I was there for nearly three days...

three and nearly the half the next day.

I figured two was more than enough.

Shouldn't we give him a ride?

Him? Nah,

he wouldn't take it.


Good day!

The new minister.

Good day to you.

Did you see what he did to me?!



Let's go.

The... the... the...

the poverty...

you would not believe your eyes in Boston

that... that people...

well, that we could allow

such degradation...

Reverend, if I could...

especially amongst the Irish.

May I introduce the reverend Smith?

Mr. and Mrs. howe.

How do you do?

How do you do, sir?


And their daughter, Sarah Anne.

It's a pleasure.


Let me get you some tea.

Isn't this a beautiful dress, reverend?

It's, yeah, beautiful.

We never have so many visitors.

I was talking about Boston.

Would you like some more tea, reverend?

Perhaps. Yes.

Thank you.


h-h-have any of you

ever been to Boston?

It's... Boston.

It's... To the east.

Good morning, reverend.


Maybe, maybe, but I think

before I have any opinion,

I-I've only been here

a week, Mr. gow.

A week's enough for

anyone to know Starkfield.

If you spend too much time in Starkfield,

you begin to look like harmon.

Just the dumb ones are left, reverend Smith.

The smart ones get away.

But the importance of a church.

Surely is not the state of the building

but in the spiritual comfort it can offer.


your new preacher.


And everyone...

everyone... they just... it was

like the parting of the red sea.

Now, I-I-I don't want to

be too quick to judge,

but if we are to foster

a Christian community,

then everyone must play their part.

No one can be left in the cold.

I mean, if the man had a disease...

I wouldn't.

You wouldn't what?

You wouldn't try to talk to him?

You wouldn't try to ease his burden?

Wh... where...

where does he live?

Over the hill towards the flats,

on the back road.

It's a long way.

I-I'd like to see him.

Would you take me there?

We leave the fromes alone, reverend.

It's what's best.

Mother is here!

Mother is here!

Remember me?

We met the other day

at the post office window.

The new minister.

I-I-I was passing by.

I'm trying to visit all my parishioners...

In time.

I hadn't realized that you were

quite this far out of town.

I-I would have driven

had... had someone...

so, I-I guess

it's no wonder that...

I was told that you're not,

regular church on Sundays.

We met the other day?

That's right, at the...

what you want?

I-I'm... I'm

in need of a driver,

as you can see.

I can pay 50 cents a week.


I-I-I've got the...

I've got the first week's right here.

We can start tomorrow if you're free.

Goodbye. I-I hope

to see you on Sunday.



It's not moving.


I hate... Putting you out,

but you're...

you're very kind.

What other choice was there?

Mrs. hale is going to wonder

where I am.

Thank you.

This one is still warm.

This morning...

The sky was so clear,

you never would have imagined.

Is that your wife?

Please, I-I don't want her

to feel...

you can sleep in here.

It's warm till the fire's out.

The allens this afternoon...

good people.

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