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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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Alan Marshal ...
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Murphy
Montagu Love ...
Byron Russell ...
Healy
Brandon Tynan ...
Redmond
Phyllis Coghlan ...
Ellen (as Phillis Coghlan)
Neil Fitzgerald ...
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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 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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4 June 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La vie privée du tribun  »

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

Quotes

[while visiting America, Parnell gives some money to a poor family]
Poor man: It's little wonder why they call him the King of Ireland.
Sheriff: The *uncrowned* King.
Poor woman: He'll get his crown in heaven.
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Soundtracks

Là ci darem la mano
from "Don Giovanni" (1787) (uncredited)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Excerpt played on piano by Myrna Loy
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Mixing politics and melodrama was perhaps not a good idea in the first place.
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John Stahl is famous for his tear-jerkers -often excellent- which make ladies (and gentlemen)cry rivers of tears.Remember "only yesterday" "back street" or his precedent movie "the magnificent obsession"."Parnell " is another matter because it deals with the life and times of an Irish hero who fights for his people right ,a real human being ,not,say, a Fanny Hurst's character.The problem is that Gable's and Loy's characters resemble Fanny Hurst's characters.The movie runs almost two hours and the screenplay is often muddled and confuse.Arguably,Stahl hesitates between a straight political biography -and he's not really good at that- and a full bore melodrama -Gable's and Loy's impossible love)and it satisfies neither the fans of the first genre nor the soap operas' buffs.The ending ,which is guaranteed to send the sensitive people tearing through a ton a kleenex,is pure Stahl Stuff. Best part comes from Edna May Oliver ,playing Loy's auntie.Otherwise,a disappointment and .. a bore.


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