In Victorian England, literary siblings Emily and Charlotte Bronte vie for the affection of the Reverend Arthur Nichols. Along with their sister Anne, Emily and Charlotte also try to help their tormented brother Branwell, a gifted artist whose life is being destroyed by alcohol.
It tells ALL about those Brontë sisters!...They didn't dare call it love- they tried to call it Devotion
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Did You Know?
At the time that this picture was released, actor James Mason
and his then-wife were planning a film on the life of Branwell Bronte. The film was to be called "The Upturned Glass" (referring to Branwell's alcoholism), but was finally canceled because Warner Bros. was making "Devotion". When "The Upturned Glass" was finally released, it had nothing to do with the Brontes. Mason later judged "Devotion" to be "shockingly bad". See more
It is not explained how the very English curate Arthur Bell Nicholls speaks with an Austrian accent. See more
I know nothing. I understand nothing. And yet, I have dared to write 200,000 words about life!
[tosses manuscript on floor
Dame May Whitty's name is spelled incorrectly in the opening credits. It is spelled as follows - "Dame Mae Whitty" - using the spelling the same way that Mae West spelled her name, (with an E, and not a Y). This is a terrible blunder for such a highly respected actress. See more
Referenced in Radio Days