Ethan Frome
DVD cover
Directed byJohn Madden
Written byRichard Nelson (screenplay)
Edith Wharton (novel)
Produced byStan Wlodkowski
CinematographyBobby Bukowski
Edited byKatherine Wenning
Music byRachel Portman
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
  • March 5, 1993 (1993-03-05)
Running time
100 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom
United States
Box office$296,081

Ethan Frome is a 1993 British-American romantic historical drama film directed by John Madden, and starring Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, Joan Allen and Tate Donovan.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1911 novel 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 received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 54% from 13 reviews.[2]

Home Media

The film was released on DVD by Echo Bridge Entertainment on October 11, 2011. The film debuted on Blu-ray on September 11, 2012 in a double feature with Ruby Cairo (2012). Neither film has any extras on the disc.[3]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | ETHAN FROME (1993)". 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Ethan Frome". Rotten Tomatoes.
  3. ^ "Deception / Ethan Frome Blu-ray (Miramax Double Feature)".

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