A Handful of Dust
A Handful of Dust (1988)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 1, 1988
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
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Emanuel Levy

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

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Handsome, but airless and uninvolving version of the Waugh novel

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Robert C
Beautiful and tragic. Classic Evelyn Waugh.
Sunil Jawahir
Good cast. Poor script. I was disappointed.