A 19th-century British naturalist falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a wealthy aristocrat, but he soon discovers that her family's perfect facade disguises unexpectedly grim secrets. Wealthy Reverend Alabaster takes a personal interest in naturalist William's welfare when a shipwreck leaves William practically penniless. William is welcomed into the Alabaster home, and he resumes his entomological studies while courting the reverend's daughter, Eugenia. Close-up glimpses of insect society parallel this aristocratic world and hint at the dark secrets with which William soon becomes unexpectedly familiar.

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71% TOMATOMETER

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Studio
MGM
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1996 PUBLIC TELEVISION PLAYHOUSE, INC.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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