The Barretts of Wimpole Street


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| Film | USA | B&W | Biography, Drama, Romance | 1h 49min
| Stars: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton | Director: Sidney Franklin

Invalid Elizabeth Barrett plans to marry poet Robert Browning, against her tyrannical father’s wishes

When poets love, Heaven and Earth fall back to watch!


Norma Shearer
Elizabeth Barrett
Fredric March
Robert Browning
Charles Laughton
Edward Moulton-Barrett
Maureen O’Sullivan
Henrietta Barrett
Katharine Alexander
Arabel Barrett
Ralph Forbes
Capt Surtees Cook
Marion Clayton Anderson
Bella Hedley
Ian Wolfe
Harry Bevan
Ferdinand Munier
Dr Chambers
Una O’Connor
Leo G Carroll
Dr Ford-Waterlow
Vernon Downing
Octavius Barrett
Neville Clark
Charles Barrett
Matthew Smith
George Barrett
Robert Carleton
Alfred Barrett
Allan Conrad
Henry Barrett
Peter Hobbes
Septimus Barrett
Flush – Dog
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Claustrophobic, but well-acted adaptation of a stage play that has become more forceful than history. Stilted now, but still better than the remake. (Halliwell’s)

See also


Sidney Franklin
Rudolph Besier
Writer (from the play by)
Ernest Vajda
Writer (screen play)


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Production company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Distribution company