The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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The Barretts of Wimpole Street

london, england biography poet based on play or musical family relationships church pre-code

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Release Date: September 21, 1934

Year    :   1934
Slogan    :   «When poets love, Heaven and Earth fall back to watch!»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   Sidney Franklin
Producers    :   Irving Thalberg
Writers    :   Donald Ogden Stewart, Claudine West, Ernest Vajda, Rudolph Besier
RunTime    :   109 mins.
Budget    :   820000
Revenue    :   1258000

Remarkable poet Elizabeth Barrett (Norma Shearer) is slowly recovering from a crippling illness with the help of her siblings, especially her youngest sister, Henrietta (Maureen O'Sullivan), but feels stifled by the domestic tyranny of her wealthy widowed father, Edward (Charles Laughton). When she meets fellow poet Robert Browning (Fredric March) in a romantic first encounter, her heart belongs to him. However, her controlling father has no intention of allowing her out of his sight.

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