The Wings of the Dove Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Wings of the Dove the Movie

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Beautifully acted and filmed romance "inspired by" Henry James's 1902 novel. Updated to 1910, this triangular tale focuses on well-bred- but-penniless Kate Croy (Bonham Carter), who's been taken in by her imperious Aunt Maude (Rampling) with the expectation that she marry well. And this doesn't mean Kate's present beau, poor journalist Milton Densher (Roache). But when Kate meets gentle American heiress Millie Theale (Elliott), learns she's dying, and that she's also intrigued by Merton, the wheels begin to turn. A trip to Venice sets Kate's plan in motion but leads to unexpected developments for all concerned.


Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Romantic Triangles, London, Books to Film: Henry James, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Period Piece: 1910s, Venice, Funerals, Terminal Illness
Hossein Amini
Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alison Elliott, Elizabeth McGovern, Charlotte Rampling, Alex Jennings, Michael Gambon
Eduardo Serra
Iain Softley
Gabriel Yared
David Parfitt, Stephen Evans, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Paul Feldsher, Renaissance Films, Miramax Films


British Acad. 1997: Cinematog., Makeup; L.A. Film Critics 1997: Actress (Bonham Carter); Natl. Bd. of Review 1997: Actress (Bonham Carter); Broadcast Film Critics 1997: Actress (Bonham Carter).

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