The Barretts of Wimpole Street Poster

Release Date: 1957

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Susan Stephen, Vernon Gray, Jean Anderson, Maxine Audley

Director: Sidney Franklin

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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