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Parnell (1937)

Passed | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 4 June 1937 (USA)
The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to secure Home Rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis is on the ... See full summary »

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Clara
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The O'Gorman Mahon
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Murphy
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Byron Russell ...
Healy
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Redmond
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Ellen (as Phillis Coghlan)
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The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to secure Home 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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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

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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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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