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The Barretts of Wimpole Street (Forbidden Alliance) (1934)

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Norma Shearer Norma Shearer
Elizabeth Barrett
Fredric March Fredric March
Robert Browning
Charles Laughton Charles Laughton
Edward Moulton-Barrett
Maureen O Maureen O'Sullivan
Henrietta Barrett
Katharine Alexander Katharine Alexander
Arabel Barrett
Ralph Forbes Ralph Forbes
Captain Surtees Cook
Ian Wolfe Ian Wolfe
Harry Bevan

Written by
Donald Ogden Stewart Donald Ogden Stewart
(screen play)


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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.
Release date: 21 September 1934
Tags: Biography (3), Romance (3), Drama (2), 1934 (2), Recommended (1), Victorian (1), Love Story (1), Father (1), Vintage (1), Disturbing (1), 30s (1), Dramas (1), Poets (1), Family Interaction (1), MGM Studios (1)
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