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The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1982)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie
Jane Lapotaire and Joss Ackland star in this adaptation of Rudolph Besier's play. Elizabeth Barrett is kept a virtual prisoner by her father. Then the poet Robert Browning bursts into her life.

Director:

Michael Darlow

Writer:

Rudolph Besier (play)
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Jane Lapotaire ... Elisabeth Moulton-Barrett
Joss Ackland ... Edward Moulton-Barrett
Jeremy Brett ... Robert Browning
Nigel Stock ... Dr. Chambers
Lea Brodie ... Henrietta Barrett
Carmen Du Sautoy ... Arabel Barrett
Alex Guard Alex Guard ... Octavius Barrett
Stephen Kemble Stephen Kemble ... Septimus Barrett
David Holloway David Holloway ... Alfred Barrett
Haydn Wood Haydn Wood ... Charles Barrett
John Leeson ... Henry Barrett
Geoffrey Collins Geoffrey Collins ... George Barrett
Stacy Dorning ... Bella Hedley
Malcolm Tierney ... Henry Bevan
Michael Troughton ... Capt. Surtees Cook
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Jane Lapotaire and Joss Ackland star in this adaptation of Rudolph Besier's play. Elizabeth Barrett is kept a virtual prisoner by her father. Then the poet Robert Browning bursts into her life.

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Drama

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Not Rated
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The Barretts of Wimpole Street opened at the Empire Theater (New York) on February 9, 1931 and ran for 370 performances. See more »

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limited showing on PBS- a masterpiece gone missing
8 December 2005 | by casasouthardSee all my reviews

This film has been made several times and is unique as it hints at the dark side of a Victorian father's attachment and need to control his 8 children after the death of his wife. It has made it this far as a tale to be told because it involves a love story between poets Elixabeth Barrett-Browning and Robert Browning ( a jug of wine and thou...) etc... the screenplay had some gumption and the heaviness of decades of repression that is a sickness all its own. This is a story of freedom, escape, stealth, and virtue as well.

Will someone PLEASE find out if it will ever be for sale anywhere again?


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Barrettowie z Wimpole Street See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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