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The Barretts of Wimpole Street DVD
The Barretts of Wimpole Street

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

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When poets love heaven and earth, fall back to watch! exclaimed ads for this prestigious film. The hyperbole was prophetic. So many moviegoers watched The Barretts of Wimpole Street that is became one of 1934s top box-office hits.Based on Rudolf Besiers play, the film features three stars who has already won Academy Awards: Norma Shearer (1929-1930 Best Actress, The Divorcee), Fredric March (1931-1932 Best Actor, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and Charles Laughton (1932-1933 best Actor, The Private Life ofHenry VIII). Shearer The First Lady of the Screen portrays semi-invalid poet Elizabeth Barrett, March is Robert Browning, whose ardent courtship of Elizabeth transforms her life. And Laughton (who shed fifty pounds for the role) plays Edward Moulton-Barrett, the tyrant bent on denying happiness to his nine children. To escape the censors scissors, the story element involving pre Barretts unhealthy attraction for Elizabeth was softened but not removed. They cant censor the glint on the eye, Laughton noted.
Title: The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Genre: Drama-Classics, Biography
Starring: Katherine Alexander, Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Katharine Alexander, Ferdinand Munier, Leo Carroll, Vernon Downing, Neville Clark
Director: Sidney Franklin
Studio: Warner Archives
Attributes: Full Frame, Manufactured on Demand, Mono Sound
Release Date: 2/4/2014
Original Year: 1934
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 883316951576
Item #: 1071197X

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