A Handful of Dust (1988)

A Handful of Dust





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Movie Info

Set in the Britain of the 1930's, a country squire and his wife take in a poor, but well-connected man. Unbeknownst to the squire, his wife soon begins an affair with the guest, and when she asks for a divorce he responds by taking off to South Africa.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Television, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Tim Sullivan, Derek Granger, Charles Sturridge
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 16, 2004



as Tony Last

as John Beaver

as Mrs. Rattery

as Mrs. Beaver

as Mr. Todd

as John Andrew

as Marjorie

as Ambrose

as Miss Ripon

as John Andrew Last

as Richard Last

as Mr. Graceful

as MacDougal

as Mrs. Northcote

as Blenkinsop

as Brenda's Solicitor

as Mrs. Northcote

as Polly Cockpurse

as Marjorie's Maid

as Travel Agent

as Club Porter

as Club Page

as Mr. Messinger

as Indian Spokesman

as Indian Singer
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for A Handful of Dust


Beautiful and tragic. Classic Evelyn Waugh.

Robert C

Super Reviewer

Good cast. Poor script. I was disappointed.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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