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The Late George Apley (1947)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 March 1947 (USA)
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

Percy Waram was the only member of the original Broadway cast of "The Late George Apley" to repeat his role onscreen. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Apley: She's from Worcester.
George Apley: [who is from Boston] From Worcester? A foreigner!
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Soundtracks

Sweet Little Marigold
(uncredited)
Music by J. Bodewalt Lampe
Lyrics by Howard Carleton
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Much better than I expected.
28 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this last night. I'd never even heard of it before so read the reviews here, which led me to expect it to be slightly dull but worth watching because of Ronald Coleman.

I didn't expect it to be so funny! Within the first ten minutes I was laughing out loud and I found it funny, sweet and charming all the way through.

The humor is very subtle, almost what I would call "British" humor, wry, sly and dry. The opposite of slapstick. Such great actors who can convey so much with a pause, a glance, wonderful to watch.

The movie is 60 years old, takes place nearly 100 years ago and thousands of miles away from where I live but I know people who are exactly like that. Which is probably why I found it so funny.

Perhaps the ending is a bit predictable but there were some nice plot twists in getting there. A quiet movie, yes, but not at all dull. I would definitely watch it again.


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