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The Barretts of Wimpole Street

1957 1h 45m Romance List
Reviews 54% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Famous poet Elizabeth Barrett (Jennifer Jones) recovers from a crippling illness while suffering under the tyrannical watch of her widowed father, Edward (John Gielgud). However, she has a joyful life with her siblings, especially her favorite sister, Henrietta (Virginia McKenna). When Barrett first lays eyes on dashing fellow poet Robert Browning (Bill Travers), their romance is born. However, her repressive and violent father has no intention of allowing Browning to court his daughter. Read More Read Less

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Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine One of history's favorite true romances gets a twice-over-heavily in this lavish remake of the 1934 success, with Jennifer Jones as the frail Elizabeth Barrett. Oct 11, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member fine acting Gielgud was so mean! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member OK remake but I still say skip this and see the 1934 version it's superior Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member If you want to see one of the most potent portrayals of all-too-human evil, this is the movie for you. Sir John Gielgud almost nullifies the main story of the love between Robert and Elizabeth Browning, which, nevertheless, makes the story bright, cheerful and doggedly optimistic. A great watch. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Famous poet Elizabeth Barrett (Jennifer Jones) recovers from a crippling illness while suffering under the tyrannical watch of her widowed father, Edward (John Gielgud). However, she has a joyful life with her siblings, especially her favorite sister, Henrietta (Virginia McKenna). When Barrett first lays eyes on dashing fellow poet Robert Browning (Bill Travers), their romance is born. However, her repressive and violent father has no intention of allowing Browning to court his daughter.
Director
Sidney Franklin
Producer
Sam Zimbalist
Screenwriter
Ernest Vajda, Claudine West, Donald Ogden Stewart
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Romance
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 27, 2017
Runtime
1h 45m