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Devotion (1946) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and produced by Jack L. Warner and Robert Buckner.

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Classic Movie Man’s Guilty Pleasure: “Devotion”

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 18, 2011 From Classic Movie Man

Classic Movie Man’s Guilty Pleasure: “Devotion” In 1943, Warner Brothers set out to film an account of the Bront? siblings, focusing mainly on the lives of authors Charlotte (Jane Eyre) and Emily (Wuthering Heights). In the 1930s and 1940s, the studio produced many successful ... Read full article


Classic Movie Man’s Guilty Pleasure: “Devotion”

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 18, 2011 From Classic Movie Man

Classic Movie Man’s Guilty Pleasure: “Devotion” In 1943, Warner Brothers set out to film an account of the Bront? siblings, focusing mainly on the lives of authors Charlotte (Jane Eyre) and Emily (Wuthering Heights). In the 1930s and 1940s, the studio produced many successful ... Read full article


MOVIE REVIEW: Devotion

By Lara on Aug 2, 2011 From Backlots

For the Ida Lupino blogathon over at Miss Ida Lupino, I am going to profile Devotion, a film that stars both Ida Lupino and my favorite lady Olivia de Havilland. I first saw the film last year, during TCM’s Olivia de Havilland “Summer Under the Stars” day, a day on which I had been... Read full article


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Charlotte Bronte: I know nothing. I understand nothing. And yet, I have dared to write 200,000 words about life!
[tosses manuscript on floor]


Emily Bronte: All our lives there has been too much left unsaid between us. Loving is the only thing that really matters, Charlotte. It's worthwhile being hurt a bit to find that out. The world has always frightened me a little, so I'm really not afraid to leave it now. Though sometimes, when I hear the wind blowing through the heather, or see the sun go down beyond Wuthering Heights, I think, perhaps, I'd like to stay just a little longer.


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Facts about

Warners initially tried to borrow Joan Fontaine for Emily Bronte so she could play opposite her real life sister, Olivia de Havilland, but when an agreement couldn't be reached, the part was played by Warner contractee Ida Lupino.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onFebruary 17, 1947 with Ida Lupino reprising her film role.
Filmed between November 11, 1942 and mid-February 1943, the movie premiered on April 5, 1946 at the Strand Theater in Manhattan. While it is partly possible that the release had been delayed while Olivia de Havilland, after completing Government Girl on loan to RKO, successfully sued Warner Bros. to terminate her contract without providing the studio an extra six months to make up for her time on suspension, it is far more likely that its release was delayed because it was a costume drama and unlikely to do well at the height of WW2. Warner Bros would not have realistically shelved an expensive film like this, purely to spite an actress who was in litigation with the studio.
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