The Wings of the Dove 1997

The Wings of the Dove

Critics Consensus

The Wings of the Dove patiently explores class divisions in early 20th century Europe through the well-written and beautifully acted travails of star-crossed lovers.

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Kate (Helena Bonham Carter) is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher (Linus Roache). But she knows her Aunt Maude (Charlotte Rampling) will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict (Michael Gambon). When Kate meets a terminally ill American heiress named Millie (Alison Elliott) traveling through Europe, she comes up with a conniving plan to have both love and wealth.

Cast & Crew

Linus Roache
Merton Densher
Alison Elliott
Millie Theale
Elizabeth McGovern
Susan 'Susie' Stringham
Michael Gambon
Lionel Croy, Kate's Father
Henry James
Writer
Paul Feldsher
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Stephen Evans
Producer
Ed Shearmur
Original Music
Eduardo Serra
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for The Wings of the Dove

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Audience Reviews for The Wings of the Dove

  • Oct 05, 2013
    Helena Bonham Carter back in a period piece that's worthy of note due to her playing a contemptuous schemer
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2013
    Solidly filmed, this movie suffers from the great plague of the period piece - how to make the damn thing interesting. Unfortunately Sofftley never does and we are lulled into a well acted malaise.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 17, 2011
    Another very nice movie for romantic women of any age. Entertaining, and well put together, but sad. Helena Bonham is just lovely in this.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 26, 2011
    Well acted, but the film is a such a brief adaptation of the novel we really don't get a chance to get to know the characters well enough to understand their decisions or to feel for them when they are hurt.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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