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The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Sidney Franklin and produced by Irving Thalberg.

Academy Awards 1934 --- Ceremony Number 7 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressNorma ShearerNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
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The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)

By Beatrice on Jun 26, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The Barretts of Wimpole Street Directed by Sidney Franklin Written by Ernest Vajda, Colleen West, and Donald Ogden Stewart from a play by Rudolph Besler 1934/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/FilmStruck This rather pedestrian story of the romance between two ?poets is enlivened by the performa... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (1934)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 15, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Once upon a time, the romance of Victorian poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning was one of the world’s most celebrated love stories, although today it’s a tale that only English majors with a particular interest in the 19th century are likely to know well. The Barretts of Wimpole ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (1934)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 15, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Once upon a time, the romance of Victorian poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning was one of the world’s most celebrated love stories, although today it’s a tale that only English majors with a particular interest in the 19th century are likely to know well. The Barretts of Wimpole ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (1934)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 15, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Once upon a time, the romance of Victorian poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning was one of the world’s most celebrated love stories, although today it’s a tale that only English majors with a particular interest in the 19th century are likely to know well. The Barretts of Wimpole ... Read full article


DVD Review: The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)

on Mar 6, 2014 From True Classics

Well, this was not what I expected. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) is the film adaptation of the Broadway hit production by the same name, and should not be confused with the 1957 version, which was word-for-word, scene for scene, the exact same film with a different cast. This film is a rath... Read full article


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Quotes from

Henrietta Barrett: Is it nothing to you that I shall hate you for this to the end of my life?
Edward Moulton-Barrett: Less than nothing.


Robert Browning: I'm a very modest man.
[pause]
Robert Browning: I am, really.


Edward Moulton-Barrett: I shall never in any way reproach you. You shall never know by deed or word or hint of mine how much you have grieved and wounded your father by refusing to do the little thing he asked.


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Facts about

Remade literally word-for-word and scene-for-scene by the very same director, Sidney Franklin, and by the same studio, MGM, in 1957.
When producer Irving Thalberg cast his wife, Norma Shearer, in the role of Elizabeth Barrett, William Randolph Hearst was enraged that his protégé, Marion Davies, was not given the role. So Hearst pulled Davies out of MGM and placed her with Warner Brothers for the remainder of her career, and for over a year the name "Norma Shearer" did not appear in any Hearst newspapers.
A modern source lists Robert Bolder in the role of "Old Man" and Margaret Seddon as cast members, but they were not seen in the movie.
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