The Wings of the Dove 1997 Film | Helena Bonham Carter

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About the Wings of the Dove

Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Las alas de la paloma, Asas do Amor, Duvans vingslag

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The Wings of the Dove plot from IMDb: "An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without."

The trailer can be found online.

Cast and Characters:

Helena Bonham Carter as Kate Croy

Alison Elliott as Milly Theale

Linus Roache as Merton Densher

Elizabeth McGovern as Susan Stringham

Charlotte Rampling as Aunt Maude

Michael Gambon as Lionel Croy

Alex Jennings as Lord Mark

Directed by Iain Softley

Screenplay by Hossein Amini

Based on The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

Produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt

Cinematography: Eduardo Serra

Edited by Tariq Anwar

Music by Edward Shearmur

Production company: Renaissance Dove

Distributed by Miramax Films

Release dates: 7 November 1997 (United States), 2 January 1998 (United Kingdom)

Running time: 102 minutes

Box office: $17 million


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When was Wings of a Dove written?

The Wings of the Dove by Henry James was published in 1902.

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The Wings of the Dove was filmed in London and Venice.

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