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?
Filmed between November 11, 1942 and mid-February 1943, the movie didn't premiere until April 5, 1946 at the Strand Theater in Manhattan. The rumor exists that the release was delayed while Olivia de Havilland
, after completing Government Girl
(1943) on loan to RKO, successfully sued Warner Bros. to terminate her contract without providing the studio an extra six months to make up for her time on suspension. However, it is far more likely that its release was delayed because it was a costume drama and, while likely to well in the USA, would be impossible to market on the war torn side of the Atlantic. Warner Bros would not have realistically shelved an expensive film like this, purely to spite an actress who was in litigation with the studio. See more
When Emily enters her brother's sickroom and doesn't completely shut its door, a hand and arm very obviously reaches out from outside the room and shuts it. See more
People will always quarrel over Branwell.
And Branwell will always like it.
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