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Devotion (1946)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  20 April 1946 (USA)
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Genius authors Emily and Charlotte Bronte fall in love with their curate as they seek to get their work published.

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Rev. Bronte
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Aunt Branwell
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Sir John Thornton
Odette Myrtil ...
Mme. Heger
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Marie De Becker ...
Tabby
Eily Malyon ...
Mrs. Thornton's Friend at the Ball
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Storyline

In Victorian England, literary siblings Emily and Charlotte Bronte vie for the affection of the Reverend Arthur Nichols. Along with their sister Anne, Emily and Charlotte also try to help their tormented brother Branwell, a gifted artist whose life is being destroyed by alcohol. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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artist | curate | love | 19th century | vicar | See more »

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It tells ALL about those Brontë sisters!...They didn't dare call it love- they tried to call it Devotion See more »

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Biography | Drama

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20 April 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Afosiosis  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 17, 1947 with Ida Lupino reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

When Emily enters her brother's sickroom and doesn't completely shut its door, a hand and arm very obviously reaches out from outside the room and shuts it. See more »

Quotes

Emily Bronte: All our lives there has been too much left unsaid between us. Loving is the only thing that really matters, Charlotte. It's worthwhile being hurt a bit to find that out. The world has always frightened me a little, so I'm really not afraid to leave it now. Though sometimes, when I hear the wind blowing through the heather, or see the sun go down beyond Wuthering Heights, I think, perhaps, I'd like to stay just a little longer.
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Crazy Credits

Dame May Whitty's name is spelled incorrectly in the opening credits. It is spelled as follows - "Dame Mae Whitty" - using the spelling the same way that Mae West spelled her name, (with an E, and not a Y). This is a terrible blunder for such a highly respected actress. See more »

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Olivia's final contract picture with Warner Bros. Studios
4 January 2004 | by (new york city) – See all my reviews

"Devotion" was filmed in 1943 but not released until 1946. This was Olivia DeHavilland's final picture with Warner Bros. Studios. She had an ongoing battle with the studio over quality scripts and was suspended several times for her refusal to work in second rate productions. She eventually won her case and had her contract "fulfilled" in court. This was the beginning of the end of the studio-contract system. Bette Davis had begun this war with Warner Bros in 1937, leaving the studio and causing a battle in court. Davis won the battle (getting superior scripts from 1938 onward) but Olivia won the war. Olivia continued as an independent into remarkable projects from the mid 1940's and onward, never to be shackled with chains to a long-term contract again. Hollywood owes her a debt of gratitude.


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