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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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Cast

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Katie
Edna May Oliver ...
Aunt Ben
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Campbell
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

One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. 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

God Save Ireland
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung by the party members after the trial
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not 100% awful!!!
18 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I am an avid lover of the book THE FIFTY WORST FILMS by Harry Medved. It's brilliantly written and funny. However, a few times the book lists movies that are poor but really don't approach awfulness. This movie is one of them (along with THAT HAGEN GIRL and SWING YOUR LADY). While I will gladly admit that it is about Gable's worst film from the mid to late 1930s, it's certainly better than some movies he did in 1931 when he wasn't yet a star. Also, with so many bad films from Hollywood, this movie just seems poor--not bad. After all, even with a saccharine script, this movie STILL stars Myrna Loy and Clark Gable and how bad can a film be when it features these fine actors? Yes, it's true that Clark as Parnell is pretty wussy and unbelievable (and completely unlike Gable in other films, but I actually saw some merit, albeit little, in the film and just can't accept that it deserves a 1 or even a 2.


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