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Parnell (1937)

Passed  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  4 June 1937 (USA)
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The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to free his country from English rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis ... See full summary »

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Edna May Oliver ...
Aunt Ben
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Alan Marshal ...
Willie
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Davitt
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Clara
Berton Churchill ...
The O'Gorman Mahon
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Murphy
Montagu Love ...
Byron Russell ...
Healy
Brandon Tynan ...
Redmond
Phyllis Coghlan ...
Ellen (as Phillis Coghlan)
Neil Fitzgerald ...
Pigott
George Zucco ...
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Storyline

The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to free his country from English rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis is on the relationship with married Katie O'Shea which threatens to bring all Parnell's plans to ruin. Moderately accurate historically. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Release Date:

4 June 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La vie privée du tribun  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,547,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,576,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally intended as a vehicle for Spencer Tracy. See more »

Quotes

Charles Stewart Parnell: Ours could be a great love story, Katie.
Mrs. Katie O'Shea: Great love stories are always unhappy ones.
Charles Stewart Parnell: Then I hope ours *won't* be great.
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Soundtracks

London Bridge is Falling Down
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played as background music for the first scene in London
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Miscasting Indeed!
12 December 2004 | by (Parma Heights,Ohio,U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I'm inclined to agree with the other reviewers who have commented on the fact that Gable was the wrong man for this particular job.It might bear some discussion as to why this might have been so.

Gable's screen persona was that of a "man's man."Hearty,frank,forthright,generous,and good natured.You'd find yourself enjoying his company,if only for an evening.(Let's not get into the fact that his camping trips were manufactured for screen publicity,or the rumors of his having been a hustler at the bus depot.We've all done things that we've been ashamed of.)But Gable was a broad actor;truly subtle work was beyond him.And nobility and sensitivity weren't with his range,either.He did what he could do very well.But not with this.

I keep thinking that Ronald Colman,Walter Pigeon,and Errol Flynn all would have been better choices.


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