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The Barretts of Wimpole Street Details

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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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 8, 1934

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Norma Shearer Best Actress 1934 Nominee

Cast

Norma Shearer
as Elizabeth Barrett
Fredric March
as Robert Browning
Charles Laughton
as Edward Moulton Barrett
Maureen O'Sullivan
as Henrietta Barrett
Katherine Alexander
as Arabel Barrett
Una O'Connor
as Wilson
Ian Wolfe
as Harry Bevan
Marion Clayton
as Bella Hedley
Ralph Forbes
as Capt. Surtees Cook
Neville Clarke
as Charles Barrett
Alan Conrad
as Henry Barrett
Peter Hobbes
as Septimus Barrett
Robert Bolder
as Old Man
Leo G. Carroll
as Dr. Ford-Waterlow
Margaret Seddon
as Woman
Ferdinand Munier
as Dr. Chambers
Winter Hall
as Clergyman
Leo Carrillo
as Dr. Ford-Waterlow
Winter Hall
as Clergyman
Robert Bolder
as Old Man
Ferdinand Munier
as Dr. Chambers
Margaret Seddon
as Woman
Leo G. Carroll
as Dr. Ford-Waterlow

Crew

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