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



Hurry up! Hey, wait!

Wait for me!




Your daughter, sir.

You'll be with our

son in heaven.

Good afternoon.

Good day to you, Doctor.

Father's home!

Father's home!

Catherine, quietly, please.




I see your instruction of behavior befitting

a young lady goes on, business as usual.

Oh, please don't be angry

with aunt Lavinia, father.

She tried to stop me,

but my heart beat my breast...

with such a voluptuous swell.

To have a daughter with

such highbrow taste...

in dress and literature,

and at such a young age, well.

And it is you I have to thank,

dear sister.

Come, father.

Yes, yes.

Here you go.

Oh, father, I'm so sorry.

It was a raspberry. On the continent,

people put... we're in New York.

And in New York,

port is unadorned.

Is it too much to ask that there be one

thing not overdone in this household?


Happy birthday, Dr. Austin.


Excuse me, I...

My wine went... went down

the wrong way.

Come along, dear.

That should be lovely.

Now don't be nervous. We've

rehearsed this a thousand times.

Shh, please.

Sit down.




Now come on.


Oh, Austin. Sit down.

Come with me.



Maureen! Maureen, there's been

an accident. Do something.

Alice, would you like to

recite something for us?

Do you want your cake?

Good night, Catherine.

Good night.

Good bird.

Good bird.

Ah, good afternoon, Doctor.

Good afternoon.

Father's home!

Father's home!

Catherine, unlike

the fourth of july,

the occasion of your father coming

home is an everyday occurrence.

Please do not jangle my nerves

so arbitrarily. Catherine!


Good afternoon, Dr. Sloper.

Good afternoon, father.

Did you forget the party

at aunt Elizabeth's?

My dear child, the world

was created in six days.

Surely we mortals can prepare

for a gathering in three hours.

Father, there is so much to do.

Please, I beg you,

allow me to attend myself.

I fear what will happen if I keep you

from your preparations a moment longer.


How long could it take for one

woman to minister to herself?

Now, Austin, choosing one's

first evening gown alone...

is a great event for a young girl.

Please... be gentle.

If a prelude is necessary,

it must be bad indeed.

So this magnificent

creature is my child.

I'll go change. You've taken

up enough time already.

Come along.



Good day, Mrs. Thornbred.

Good day.

Oh, it's uncle Austin.

Uncle Austin.

Uncle Austin!

Uncle Austin!



Oh, Elizabeth.

Hello, aunt Lavinia.

What a haven of peace

and tranquility.

Oh, dear brother, that's a

sure sign of getting old.

It does seem that the young get

more raucous as we get older.

It's delightful.

Anything short of his own chair in his

front room seems violent to Austin.

Lavinia has not cottoned onto

the fact that she's a sheep.

Lovely, dear. Oh, I don't think

father approves.

Well, don't let that trouble

you unduly, my dear.

If there's one thing I've learned of

my brother after all these years,

it's that he's generally

not the approving sort.

Come. Marian is

eager to see you.

There they are there

they are there they are

Oh, see how she beams?

They must be very much in love.

Dear child, he's a stockbroker.

He'll make a fine husband.

That is all marrying requires.

I oftentimes think

it's easier to be basic.

One's needs are so simple.

A polka!

Why do they do that to me?

Marian, Catherine's here.


A new dress?

One must take care of other's

needs before one's own.

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