George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them. When grown daughter Eleanor falls in love with Howard (from New York!), ... See full summary »
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George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them. When grown daughter Eleanor falls in love with Howard (from New York!), and son John with Myrtle (from Worcester!), the ordered life of the Apley home on Beacon Street is threatened, as is the hoped-for union of John and Apley-cousin Agnes. Written by
Ron Kerrigan <email@example.com>
I watched this film because of Ronald Colman, an excellent actor in my humble opinion. But within the first twenty minutes or so I became overwhelmed by a feeling of incredulity that people such as those on the screen actually existed. Glum, self-satisfied, living in the past, calcified, incapable of novel thought, etc, etc... And then I remembered why I sat to watch the film and I must say Colman did not disappoint. He was as usual thoroughly enjoyable. So on that level the film succeeds. But it also succeeded in reminding me that such as the Apleys exist among us today. True, they are more modern in their speech and dress but no different in their attitudes and prejudices. If for no other reason it is worth seeing as a social commentary and a reminder that there are dinosaurs among us!
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