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The Barretts Of Whimpole St.
- Rebecca Cavaletto
This older version of this story is good, but not as good as the version with Jennifer Jones. The Jennifer Jones version was really beautiful with the color and I preferred the actors in the later version. Really disappointed that there is Jennifer Jones movies to buy like "The Song Of Bernadette", but there is still no release of this later version after all this time. I would really like to know why this movie is still not available when there is a list of people wanting to buy it?
SEE NAPLES AND LIVE!
- Keith Brown
GREAT FILM WITH A GREAT CAST! Shearer and March had the romantic idealism needed to be believable poets and Laughton added to his 1930'S gallery of villains-his expression that Elizabeth had escaped (he felt deserted) was priceless My favorite scenes involve Flush's reaction to Mr Barrett's presence by hiding in his basket. The other scene is when Elizabeth tries to climb the stairs and her father keeps saying, "You are not going to make it!" But she tries anyway, even though the stairs seem like a mountain and Robert is trying to give her the mental support then physical support-Mr Barrett's wickedness in forcing Elizabeth to be dependent on him as he elbows Robert out of the way-and carry Elizabeth the rest of the way up the stairs Great scene that showed Elizabeth was gaining the strength to free herself from her entrapment of too much parental devotionAs the others stated why is this not on dvd-also the other Shearer-March-Leslie Howard classic SMILIN' THROUGH is not on dvd either...WHY NOT?
Wonderful and underrated movie
This is such a wonderful movie. I always enjoy watching it. Not just because of the great story but also because of the absolutely magnificent performances of all the actors, but first and foremost Norma Shearer. I don't think there were/are many actresses who could deliver such a wonderful, subtle and deep performance. I just wished it was available on DVD. I would buy the movie in an instant.
Have always wanted to see this version (the original), but always missed it. It was so worth it getting up at 5 am to view! So much better than the remake with Jennifer Jones. Norma Shearer is exquisite as Elizabeth, and Maureen O'Sullivan does very well as Henrietta. Actually, the whole cast is excellent. Thanks for showing. Please repeat and also run more of Norma Shearer's films. She was so great and is somewhat overlooked today- too bad.
Este filme um dos melhores. Excelente ver Maureen o'sullivan neste papel. Eu adorei.
Love is something even a father can mess up
This movie is a love story, with a lot of false love added to it. It is a feel good movie that should be seen more than once. This father seemed to have an obsession with all of his children, but especially Elizabeth. Perhaps her illness added to his fear of losing her. His children loved him, but feared him more. Mr Browning her hero, was the type of man, that was needed to stand up to the father. He did, and he did this in a non violence manner, which makes him more of a man, than anyone that would chose to physically hurt the father.
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
- Virginia Foster
Excellent movie. Very interesting. Very well acted. It truly kept me entertained from beginning to end.
MOVIE CONTAINS A GREAT STORY, ACTING AND DIRECTING. NORMA SHEARER, CHARLES AND FREDRICK MARCH'S PERFORMANCES WERE FANTASTIC. I COULD GO ON AND ON,BUTWHATS IMPORTANT IS HOW DO WE GET THIS FILM ONTO DVD?PLEASE IF ANYONE HAS THE POWER PLEASE TRY TO DO SO.
Defy Tradition- Marry the Poet
- Mary Summerday
I fell in love with this movie at age fifteen with a VHS copy from the local library. It's a gem -a cast of great actors that includes studio giants Norma Shearer and Charles Laughton- who create a world where love conquers all without fairytale circumstances. When poets fall in love- well, melodrama in some degree is bound to follow. Yet the plot of this movie has all the classical elements with some good emphasis: a young invalid poetess, her tyrannical obsessed parent, and a handsome young poet. The atypical notion in this movie is that the young poetess is capable of defying her circumstances to follow her happiness, not entirely relying on love interest Frederic March. This movie is not the ultimate classic of the Victorian era, but it is a treasure and one that I would like to share with other people; why can it not come out on DVD!
A True Love Story
- Jeff Kenison
In this film, it just goes to show you, that in spite of a control-freakish, tyrannical parent, love conquers all.
Outstanding Victorian Era Film
- Jeff Kenison
I think I might like this movie on DVD since like I said, I love Charles Laughton. I also like Fredric March and Norma Shearer. I just love these Victorian era movies
Fredric March vs Charles Laughton
- Jeff Kenison
Another classic film where Fredric March and Charles Laughton cross swords. I've seen them clash in films like "The Sign of the Cross" (1932) and "Les Miserables" (1935).
Charles Laughton's role
- Jeff Kenison
Charles Laughton looks kinda cool with those muttonchops. However, his character as Elizabeth Barrett Browning's tyrannical father doesn't seem like the person you'd like. When you see him looking and acting very stern, it kinda makes you wanna loathe him.
Great rendition of a timeless love story!
What a great film. The cast was fabulous, the production values near perfect, the story well told. When Elizabeth leaves her father's house taking only her maid Wilson and her faithful cocker spaniel Flush (who also appears to be the ringbearer/best man at the wedding and last scene in the movie) leaving everything else behind her, it is a truly a great movie moment. In that scene, the viewer experiences a myriad of emotions - love, determination, fear, triumph. And the ex-invalid, Ms. Barrett, carries that big old cocker spaniel down all those step, out the front door and, we assume, all the way to Italy where, as we all know, they live happily ever after.
This Movie Should be on DVD
- Jeff Kenison
In my humble opinion, this movie should be on DVD sooner rather than later. I like Charles Laughton.
I Loved This Film
- Rick Schmidlin
I loved this film and it now one of my personal favorites
love story at its fineist
- rosemary c
such a joy to watch
Love Conquers All
- Janice R.
This is my favorite version of this film. It emphasizes the unnatural feelings that the father has for his daughter, Elizabeth. Showing that it bordersed on incest,although that may not have been the case. Furthermore, shows the difference in loving a child and smothering a child. Not allowing a child to grow up and make a life for themselves. And, how a child is affected when they are treated this way. Thought is was funny when the father wanted to destroy Elizabeth's dog, Fllush, and found out she had taken the dog with her!
The best of Barretts of Walpole Street.
- Jacqueliine Horn
I feel this is the very best showing of Barretts of Walpole Street. I have been searching for this copy for quite a while. I would like to vote to have it released on DVD home movies.