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The Late George Apley (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  20 March 1947 (USA)
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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!), ... 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 <mvg@whidbey.com>

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He's the immovable object! She's the irresistible force! It's the incomparably entertaining movie! See more »

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20 March 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tenho Direito ao Amor  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ernst Lubitsch directed additional scenes after Joseph L. Mankiewicz left the picture. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Apley: She's from Worcester.
George Apley: [who is from Boston] From Worcester? A foreigner!
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Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning All Its Own)
(uncredited)
Music by Karl Hoschna
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
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Loads of subtle comedy - LOVED IT!!
5 May 2009 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

what a treat - what a delight! i'd never heard of this movie, but hung in for the opening scenes and was hooked within 20 minutes - so much subtle comedy, i found myself waiting for and wanting more laughs and was always rewarded with clever, witty lines, especially from the brother-in-law.

Ronald Coleman is picture perfect as the father and you can literally see the times a'changing before their eyes and catch the change in the children. you might think that the story is a bit predictable, but it has surprising plot turns. an unexpected gem - those here who trash this movie just don't understand classic and good cinema!


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