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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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boston massachusetts | See All (1) »

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Stop apologizing for sex, George Apley...you didn't invent it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

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

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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Soundtracks

Sweet Little Marigold
(uncredited)
Music by J. Bodewalt Lampe
Lyrics by Howard Carleton
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A relaxing, charming comedy
6 January 2009 | by WhythorneSee all my reviews

Sadly, a lot of modern film watchers can't appreciate a comedy like this that isn't over-the-top, ribald, or in your face. "The Late George Apley" is a refreshing throwback from a long-gone era when subtlety in a comedy and understated performances like Ronald Colman's were more valued and appreciated. Thank heavens there are networks like TCM where you can catch some of these forgotten gems from time to time.

Don't pay attention to reviewers who claim "nothing happens" in this movie, although I imagine those with attention deficit disorder may have trouble with a film like this. For everyone else, there is plenty going on beside the humor, including a lot of charm as well as some surprising depth and unpredictability in the various characters.


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