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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 »

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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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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:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tenho Direito ao Amor 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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Trivia

Twentieth Century-Fox bought the rights to the play for $275,000 ($3.78M in 2017). See more »

Quotes

Catherine Apley: She's from Worcester.
George Apley: [who is from Boston] From Worcester? A foreigner!
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Soundtracks

Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning All Its Own)
(uncredited)
Music by Karl Hoschna
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
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Much better than I expected.
28 March 2009 | by GoodScentsSee all my reviews

I watched this last night. I'd never even heard of it before so read the reviews here, which led me to expect it to be slightly dull but worth watching because of Ronald Coleman.

I didn't expect it to be so funny! Within the first ten minutes I was laughing out loud and I found it funny, sweet and charming all the way through.

The humor is very subtle, almost what I would call "British" humor, wry, sly and dry. The opposite of slapstick. Such great actors who can convey so much with a pause, a glance, wonderful to watch.

The movie is 60 years old, takes place nearly 100 years ago and thousands of miles away from where I live but I know people who are exactly like that. Which is probably why I found it so funny.

Perhaps the ending is a bit predictable but there were some nice plot twists in getting there. A quiet movie, yes, but not at all dull. I would definitely watch it again.


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