The Barretts of Wimpole Street Poster

Release Date: 1934

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Remarkable poet Elizabeth Barrett (Norma Shearer) is slowly recovering from a crippling illness with the help of her siblings, especially her youngest sister, Henrietta (Maureen O'Sullivan), but feels stifled by the domestic tyranny of her wealthy widowed father, Edward (Charles Laughton). When she meets fellow poet Robert Browning (Fredric March) in a romantic first encounter, her heart belongs to him. However, her controlling father has no intention of allowing her out of his sight.

Cast: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Katharine Alexander, Una O'Connor, Ian Wolfe, Marion Clayton Anderson

Director: Sidney Franklin

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Transformation, Sister, Forbidden love, London, Escape, Doctor, Melodramatic, Love interest, Father


Nominated Outstanding Production