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Wallis & Edward

Author: Mark PybusDavid MooreSarah WilliamsJoely RichardsonStephen Campbell MooreAll authors
Publisher: [London] : Co. Pictures ; Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonized as the woman who stole the King of England. Wallis and Edward presents these events from Wallis's point of view. The drama follows the beginning of their affair, when Edward was the playboy Prince of Wales and Wallis was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Romance films
Made-for-TV movies
Historical television programs
Biographical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Historical
Biographical
Drama
Named Person: Wallis Warfield Windsor, Duchess of; Edward Windsor, Duke of; Wallis Warfield Windsor, Duchess of; Edward Windsor, Duke of; Edward Windsor, Duke of; Wallis Warfield Windsor, Duchess of
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Pybus; David Moore; Sarah Williams; Joely Richardson; Stephen Campbell Moore; Richard Johnson; David Calder; David Westhead; Julian Wadham; Miriam Margolyes; Company Pictures (Firm); Atlantic Media Productions.; Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN: 1569389276 : 9781569389270
OCLC Number: 122257796
Language Note: In English; closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a British made-for-television movie in 2005.
Special features: Interview with screenwriter Sarah Williams [featurette] (15 min.); Cast filmographies [text feature]; Production notes [text feature]; Photo gallery [slide show]; Real Wallis and Edward [slide show].
Credits: Produced by Mark Pybus ; written by Sarah Williams ; directed by David Moore.
Cast: Joely Richardson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Richard Johnson, David Calder, David Westhead, Julian Wadham, Miriam Margolyes.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 sheet ([2] p.) : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; stereo; 16:9 widescreen presentation.
Contents: Flavor of the month? --
Courting Mrs. Simpson --
God Save the King --
Simpson vs. Simpson --
Royal engagement --
Love vs. Duty --
Abdication.
Other Titles: Wallis and Edward
Responsibility: written by Sarah Williams ; produced by Mark Pybus ; directed by David Moore ; a Company Pictures/Atlantic Media Production.

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In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonized as the woman who stole the King of England. Wallis and Edward presents these events from Wallis's point of view. The drama follows the beginning of their affair, when Edward was the playboy Prince of Wales and Wallis was married to Ernest Simpson. When Wallis and Ernest finally divorce, the fear that Edward will seek to marry this American commoner builds toward a showdown, with even Wallis urging him to accept reality and let her go.

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