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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 »

Writers:

Philip Dunne (screen play by), John P. Marquand (from the play by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Colman ... George Apley
Vanessa Brown ... Agnes Willing
Richard Haydn ... Horatio Willing
Charles Russell ... Howard Boulder
Richard Ney ... John Apley
Percy Waram ... Roger Newcombe
Mildred Natwick ... Amelia Newcombe
Edna Best ... Catherine Apley
Nydia Westman ... Jane Willing
Peggy Cummins ... Eleanor Apley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Blanchard Susan Blanchard ... Myrtle (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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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Prize Novel! The screen joyously welcomes J. P. Marquand's Pulitzer Prize Novel! Prize Play! You'll think the world of the wonderful romance that made the play a Broadway triumph! Prize Picture! Ronald Colman and Peggy Cummins make this your "Best Bet for Entertainment in 1947" See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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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Sweet Little Marigold
(uncredited)
Music by J. Bodewalt Lampe
Lyrics by Howard Carleton
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Loads of subtle comedy - LOVED IT!!
5 May 2009 | by bbroniszSee all my reviews

what a treat - what a delight! i'd never heard of this movie, but hung in for the opening scenes and was hooked within 20 minutes - so much subtle comedy, i found myself waiting for and wanting more laughs and was always rewarded with clever, witty lines, especially from the brother-in-law.

Ronald Coleman is picture perfect as the father and you can literally see the times a'changing before their eyes and catch the change in the children. you might think that the story is a bit predictable, but it has surprising plot turns. an unexpected gem - those here who trash this movie just don't understand classic and good cinema!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Late George Apley See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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