A Handful of Dust

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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.


James Wilby
as Tony Last
Rupert Graves
as John Beaver
Anjelica Huston
as Mrs. Rattery
Judi Dench
as Mrs. Beaver
Alec Guinness
as Mr. Todd
Jackson Kyle
as John Andrew
Beatie Edney
as Marjorie
Kate Percival
as Miss Ripon
Jack Kyle
as John Andrew Last
Tristram Jellinek
as Richard Last
Graham Crowden
as Mr. Graceful
Timothy Bateson
as MacDougal
Moira Northcote
as Mrs. Northcote
John Junkin
as Blenkinsop
John Quentin
as Brenda's Solicitor
Moyra Fraser
as Mrs. Northcote
Marsha Fitzalan
as Polly Cockpurse
Maureen Bennett
as Marjorie's Maid
Hugh Simon
as Travel Agent
Alan Hay
as Club Porter
Matthew Ryan
as Club Page
Christopher Godwin
as Mr. Messinger
Julian Infante
as Indian Spokesman
William Gonzalez
as Indian Singer
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Critic Reviews for A Handful of Dust

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Hansomely mounted, Charles Sturridge's adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel places too much emphasis on atmosphere and decor and not enough on characterization.

Jun 7, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Handsome, but airless and uninvolving version of the Waugh novel

Sep 18, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for A Handful of Dust

Good cast. Poor script. I was disappointed.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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Beautiful and tragic. Classic Evelyn Waugh.

Robert C
Robert C

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