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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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Sir John Thornton
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Mme. Heger
Doris Lloyd ...
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Marie De Becker ...
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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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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)  »

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Afosiosis  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

Warners initially tried to borrow Joan Fontaine for Emily Bronte so she could play opposite her real life sister, Olivia de Havilland, but when an agreement couldn't be reached, the part was played by Warner contractee Ida Lupino. See more »

Goofs

It is not explained how the very English curate Arthur Bell Nicholls speaks with a Germanic accent. See more »

Quotes

Charlotte Bronte: People will always quarrel over Branwell.
Emily Bronte: And Branwell will always like it.
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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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