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The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)

Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.

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Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.

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16 January 1957 (USA)  »

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Two unused music scores were recorded in England: one by Benjamin Frankel and another by Malcolm Arnold. See more »

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Version of The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) See more »

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Wilt Thou Have My Hand
Music by Herbert Stothart
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If it's a word-for-word remake of the1934 film, why bother seeing this one?!
24 August 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1957) is a word-for-word remake of the classic 1934 version by the same name. And, as such, I wonder why anyone should even bother seeing this film. After all, since the original version was a very nice and well-acted film (despite Charles Laughton overacting a bit), I can't see seeing a re-make--especially one that took almost no effort to make. Now I am not saying the 1957 film is bad--it is lovely to look at and the story is interesting. I just don't believe in rewarding studios for slap-dash remakes. In fact, unless the original film is seriously flawed and the remake corrects this, I can see no logical reason to see the remake and usually make it a habit to avoid them! So why did I watch the 1957 film? Well, I was flying cross-country and this film was one of the choices on the menu for in-flight films. And, in this sense, it fit the bill--and was pleasant but not particularly inspired.


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