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The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942)

Approved | | Biography, Drama | 28 August 1942 (USA)
Edgar Allan Poe led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan, whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire... See full summary »

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Shepperd Strudwick ...
Edgar Allan Poe (as John Shepperd)
Virginia Gilmore ...
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Mary Howard ...
Frank Conroy ...
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Ebenezer Burling (as Henry Morgan)
Walter Kingsford ...
T.W. White
Morris Ankrum ...
Mr. Graham
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Erville Alderson ...
Burke the Schoolmaster
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Hugh Pleasant (as William Bakewell Jr.)
Frank Melton ...
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Edgar Allan Poe led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan, whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire to write. His first love was Elmira Royster, and though she married another while he was at the University of Virginia, he could never purge his thoughts of her and, under the influence of her spell, he poured out the deepest passions of his heart. After a discouraging period during which he was disowned by his foster father and lost his appointment to West Point, he found the love that tamed his restless heart with Virginia Clemm. After he and Virginia married, Poe did his greatest creative work, writing for the Southern Literary Messenger and Graham's Magazine. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Surpassing his startling stories of dark emotions, comes the true drama of his own life and tempestuous loves!

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11 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Loves of Edgar Allan Poe, The (1942)

*** (out of 4)

Well handled, if a bit too short on detail, film about Poe (John Shepperd) and his struggles with life. The most interesting aspects are Poe's battle with editors over copyright laws, which was the real reason he has blacklisted. The film plays out like three short subjects put together for a feature film and I'm really not sure why Fox didn't put more detail into the film but then again, they did the same thing with The Story of Alexander Graham Bell. Shepperd does a very good job in the role and the supporting players are fine as well.

This has yet to be issued on DVD but if you can catch it on FMC then it's worth watching.


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