The Barretts of Wimpole Street

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Director: Sidney Franklin Cast: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton

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Based on a successful stage drama, this historical romance stars Norma Shearer as Elizabeth Barrett, an invalid largely confined to her bed. Elizabeth has little company beyond her dog and her obsessively protective father, Edward Moulton Barrett (Charles Laughton). Her one great passion and means of emotional escape is writing poetry, to which she devotes a large part of her days. She makes the acquaintance of fellow poet Robert Browning (Fredric March), who pays her a visit. They respect each others' literary abilities and become romantically attracted to each other. Robert asks for Elizabeth's hand in marriage, but Edward refuses to allow it. Elizabeth must battle her father for the right to live her own life, but eventually she is able to wed Robert and bring herself back to health. Director Sidney A. Franklin also helmed a remake of The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957); it was his last film.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/2014
UPC: 0883316951576
Original Release: 1934
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 10,399

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Norma Shearer Elizabeth Barrett
Fredric March Robert Browning
Charles Laughton Edward Moulton Barrett
Maureen O'Sullivan Henrietta Barrett
Katherine Alexander Arabel Barrett
Una O'Connor Wilson
Ian Wolfe Harry Bevan
Marion Clayton Bella Hedley
Ralph Forbes Capt. Surtees Cook
Vernon P. Downing Octavius Barrett
Neville Clarke Charles Barrett
Matthew Smith George Barrett
Robert Carleton Alfred Barrett
Alan Conrad Henry Barrett
Peter Hobbes Septimus Barrett
Lowden Adams Butler
Robert Bolder Old Man
Leo G. Carroll Dr. Ford-Waterlow
George Kirby Coachman
Margaret Seddon Woman
Ferdinand Munier Dr. Chambers
Winter Hall Clergyman
Leo Carrillo Dr. Ford-Waterlow

Technical Credits
Sidney Franklin Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Margaret Booth Editor
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Donald Ogden Stewart Screenwriter
Irving G. Thalberg Producer
Ernest Vajda Screenwriter
Claudine West Screenwriter

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