Rudolph Besier's play, The Barretts of Wimpole Street (), the love story of Victorian-era poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, was a Broadway hit starring Katharine Cornell as Barrett, Brian Aherne as Browning, and Cedric Hardwicke as Barrett's monstrously domineering father. After seeing the Los Angeles production of the play in , MGM head of production Irving Thalberg bought the . Feb 24, · So many moviegoers watched The Barretts of Wimpole Street that is became one of 's top box-office hits. Based on Rudolf Besier's play, the film features three stars who has already won Academy Awards®: Norma Shearer ( Best Actress, The Divorcee), Fredric March ( Best Actor, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and Charles Laughton ( best Actor, The /5(61). The Barretts of Wimpole Street is another in a long line of Hollywood biopics that plays loosely with historical fact–though, to be honest, the fault for that lies more with the Rudolf Besier play on which the film is based. Although through my education in literary studies I have read a great deal of both poets, I had never previously heard of any incestual motive on the part of Elizabeth’s father. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (Original, Play, Comedy, Broadway) opened in New York City Feb 9, and played through Dec The Barretts of Wimpole Street. Setting: Elizabeth Barrett's bed-sitting-room at 50, Wimpole Street, London. Jan 16, · The Barretts of Wimpole Street () 1h 45min | Biography, Drama, History | 16 January (USA) Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning/10(). The Barretts of Wimpole Street ( film) The Barretts of Wimpole Street is a American film depicting the real-life romance between poets Elizabeth Barrett (Norma Shearer) and Robert Browning (Fredric March), despite the opposition of her father Edward Moulton-Barrett ( Based on: The Barretts of Wimpole Street, play, . Sep 21, · The acting in this version of the Barretts Of Wimpole Street is of the highest calibre. This is especially for the three leads. While Laughton conveys his character Edward Moulton-Barret's abuse with a malicious menace that is extremely frightening, Norma Sheara is amazing as the abused Elizabeth Barret.7/10(K).
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Have a look at the celebrity guests who have joined us on the IMDboat, as well as the other sights and sounds from this year's fest. She Means Business Jan 26, Feb He only loves her and needs her to love him. I remember being especi Just as "thwilling" as I remember it being when I last read it in high school. Sometimes you can see that cast in her eye. About Rudolf Besier.
The brothers are unecessary, and it seems a waste to have the whole crowd of them, I think the weird humour about their clown car entry seems out of place. The film was also a big hit at the box office. Ba conspires with her maid Wilson to let Robert know she will elope with him and Wilson is coming along. She cannot see any way around her insanely possessive father, who has forbidden any of his children — including his six boys — to marry. Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Henrietta Barrett.