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|Named Person:||Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sidney A Franklin; Norma Shearer; Fredric March; Charles Laughton; Maureen O'Sullivan; Katharine Alexander; Ralph Forbes; Leo G Carroll; Una O'Connor; Turner Entertainment Co.; MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)
Videocassette release of the 1934 motion picture.
From the play by Rudolf Besier.
|Credits:||Photographed by William Daniels ; film editor, Margaret Booth ; music, Herbert Stothart.|
|Cast:||Norma Shearer (Elizabeth Barrett), Fredric March (Robert Browning), Charles Laughton (Edward Moulton-Barrett), Maureen O'Sullivan (Henrietta Barrett), Katharine Alexander (Arabel Barrett), Ralph Forbes (Captain Surtees Cook), Marion Clayton (Bella Hedley), Ian Wolfe (Harry Bevan), Ferdinand Munier (Dr. Chambers), Una O'Connor (Wilson, the maid), Leo Carroll (Dr. Ford-Waterlow), Neville Clark (Charles Barrett), Robert Carleton (Alfred Barrett).|
|Description:||1 videocassette (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.|
|Contents:||"When poets love heaven and earth fall back to watch!" exclaimed ads for this prestigious film. The hyperbole was prophetic. So many moviegoers watched The Barretts of Wimpole Street that it became on eof 1934s top box office hits. Based on Rudolf Besier's play, the film featured three stars who had already won Academy Awards: Norma Shearer (1929-30 Best Actress, the Divorcee), Fredric March (1931-32 Best Actor, Dr. Jekyll & MR. Hyde) and Charles Laughton (1932-33 Best Actor, The Private Life of Henry VIII). Shearer --
"The First Lady of the Screen" --
portrayed semi-invalid poetess Elizabeth Barrett. March was Robert Browning, whose ardent courtship of Elizabeth transformed her life. And Laughton (who shed fifty pounds for the role) played Edward Moulton Barrett, the tyrant bent on denying happiness to his nine children. To escape the censor's scissors, the story element involving pere Barrett's unhealthy attraction for Elizabeth was softened but not removed. "They can't censor the glint in the eye," Laughton noted."
|Responsibility:||Turner Entertainment Co. ; directed by Sidney Franklin.|
- Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, -- 1806-1861 -- Drama.
- Browning, Robert, -- 1812-1889 -- Drama.
- Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, -- 1806-1861.
- Browning, Robert, -- 1812-1889.
- Fathers and daughters -- Drama.
- Parental overprotection -- Drama.
- Interpersonal relations in children -- Drama.
- Fathers and daughters.
- Interpersonal relations in children.
- Parental overprotection.