The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for The Tenant of Wildfell Hall the Movie

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Anne Bronte gets her turn in the spotlight with this TV adaptation of her 1848 novel. When the mysterious Helen Graham (Fitzgerald) and her young son become the new tenants of decaying Wildfell Hall, they naturally elicit lots of gossip in their rural community. Then young farmer Gilbert Markham (Stephens) becomes romantically interested in Helen and she's eventually forced to reveal her secret--she's run away from her alcoholic and abusive husband Arthur Huntingdon (Graves), who has now kidnapped their son to force Helen to return.

Distribution

CBS/Fox Video, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212)373-4800, Toll-free: 800-800-4369, Fax: (212)373-4803, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 180 minutes.
Originally from British, Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Romantic Triangles, On the Rocks, Domestic Abuse, Period Piece: 19th Century, Art & Artists, Marriage, Family Ties, Flashback, Books to Film: The Brontes
Screenplay
Janet Barron, David Nokes
Cast
Tara Fitzgerald, Toby Stephens, Rupert Graves, Beatie Edney, James Purefoy, Jonathan Cake, Kenneth Cranham, Janet Dale
Cinematography
Daf Hobson
Director
Mike Barker
Music
Richard G. Mitchell
Producer
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), WGBH Boston

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