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The Barretts of Wimpole Street

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
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A dramatic portrayal of the romance of poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. The invalid poetess who regains her health after falling in love with the famous poet elopes with the poet against the wishes of her tyrannical father, who exhibits an incestuous attachment for Elizabeth, as well as an over domineering control of all the Barrett siblings in their personal adult relationships. The story is set in London, England, starting in the year 1845.
Title: The Barretts of Wimpole Street
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Videodisc release of the 1934 motion picture.
From the play by Rudolf Besier.
Summary: A dramatic portrayal of the romance of poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. The invalid poetess who regains her health after falling in love with the famous poet elopes with the poet against the wishes of her tyrannical father, who exhibits an incestuous attachment for Elizabeth, as well as an over domineering control of all the Barrett siblings in their personal adult relationships. The story is set in London, England, starting in the year 1845.
Audience: Not rated.
Additional Contributors: Besier, Rudolf - 1878-1942.
Alexander, Katharine - 1898-1981.
O'Sullivan, Maureen - 1911-1998.
Laughton, Charles - 1899-1962.
March, Fredric - 1897-1975.
Shearer, Norma - 1902-1983.
Stewart, Donald Ogden - 1894-1980.
West, Claudine - 1890-1943.
Vajda, Ernest - 1887-1954.
Franklin, Sidney A. - 1893-1972.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Statement of Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; directed by Sidney Franklin ; screen play by Ernest Vajda, Claudine West and Donald Ogden Stewart
Credits: Musical score by Herbert Stothart ; photographed by William Daniels ; film editor, Margaret Booth.
Performers: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Katharine Alexander.
System Details: DVD-R, full screen (1.37:1); Dolby Digital mono.
Subject Headings: Besier, Rudolf, 1878-1942 Film adaptations. Interpersonal relations in children Drama. Parental overprotection Drama. Fathers and daughters Drama. Browning, Robert, 1812-1889 Drama. Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861 Drama.
Genre/Form: Film adaptations.
Romance films.
Fiction films.
Feature films-United States.
Topical Term: Interpersonal relations in children
Parental overprotection
Fathers and daughters
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May 12, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Norman Shearer, Fredric March and Charles Laughton are all great in this love story of a daughter trying to marry against her fathers wishes. Charles Laughton is especially good as the father who wants to hold onto all his children. Watch three of the screens best actors and actress at work. This is a beautiful film!

Apr 28, 2014
  • petercorell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Norma Shearer, Fredric March and especially Charles Laughton make "The Barretts of Wimlpole Street" a screen masterpiece. Take this one home.

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