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.
Ratings and Reviews
- Average 6.6/10
- Fresh 15
- Rotten 6
Cast & Crew
- © 1996 PUBLIC TELEVISION PLAYHOUSE, INC.
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.