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Edward & Mrs. Simpson

Author: Waris HusseinSimon RavenEdward FoxCynthia HarrisPeggy AshcroftAll authors
Publisher: Burlington, VT : A & E Home Video ; New York : Distributed by New Video, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the evening of December 11, 1936, England's King Edward VIII formally broadcast his farewell to a nation. Torn between duty and love, he had decided to follow his heart. Follows the true story and the unforgettable romance that developed between the Prince of Wales and an extraordinary American woman named Wallis Simpson. That she was already married and rumored to have had other affairs, ruffled more than a few  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Drama
Film adaptations
Television programs
Historical
Named Person: Edward Windsor, Duke of; Wallis Warfield Windsor, Duchess of; Edward Windsor, Duke of; Wallis Warfield Windsor, Duchess of
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Waris Hussein; Simon Raven; Edward Fox; Cynthia Harris; Peggy Ashcroft; Maurice Denham; Marius Goring; Frances Lonsdale Donaldson, Lady.; Thames Television, ltd.
ISBN: 0767077776 9780767077774 1422991385 9781422991381 0767077784 9780767077781 0767077792 9780767077798
OCLC Number: 57351348
Notes: AAE-71753 (AAE-71754--AAE-71755).
Originally broadcast by ITV in 1978.
Based on the book "Edward VIII" by Frances Donaldson.
Credits: Editor, Beryl Wilkins ; music, Ron Grainer ; costume designers, Jennie Tate, Diane Thurley ; production designers, Allan Cameron, Martin Hebert.
Cast: Edward Fox, Cynthia Harris, Peggy Ashcroft, Maurice Denham, Marius Goring.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 350 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: V. 1. The little prince ; Venus at the prow ; The new king ; The divorce --
v. 2. The decision ; Proposals ; The abdication ; A & E Biography : Wallis Simpson.
Other Titles: Edward and Mrs. Simpson
Responsibility: Thames Television ; produced by Andrew Brown ; writer, Simon Raven ; directed by Waris Hussein.

Abstract:

On the evening of December 11, 1936, England's King Edward VIII formally broadcast his farewell to a nation. Torn between duty and love, he had decided to follow his heart. Follows the true story and the unforgettable romance that developed between the Prince of Wales and an extraordinary American woman named Wallis Simpson. That she was already married and rumored to have had other affairs, ruffled more than a few feathers. The scandal only heats up as the Prince becomes King and declares his intention to marry his mistress, who has since become divorced and available.
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