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The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)

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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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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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A Wimpole Street-i Barrettek  »

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One of the last Cinemascope films released in the wider aspect ratio of 2.55:1. Beginning later that year, the aspect ratio of Cinemascope films would be changed to 2.35:1, because of the optional mono soundtrack now printed on the film in addition the four stereo ones. This mono soundtrack was added to most films recorded in stereo because not all theaters were willing to convert their sound systems. See more »

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Version of The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1982) See more »

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Wilt Thou Have My Hand
Music by Herbert Stothart
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Above average adaptation
11 October 1999 | by (Pa.) – See all my reviews



Although not as engaging as the original play, This film adaptation of BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE ST is a very well made film. John Gielgud gives one of his finest screen performances as Edward Barrett, he is despicable yet worthy of pity. Jennifer Jones is strong as Elizabeth and her character unfolds beautifully before your eyes. The actors who play the clan of brothers nicely delineate each role so they are individuals and not a unit. this film does suffer a bit from the over emphasis on the elizabeth/browning relationship as opposed to the father/daughter one but I suppose this was the hollywood trend toward romance at the time.


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