Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 21, 1957

The New Pictures The Barretts of Wimpole Street

(M-G-M). In the past quarter-century, Poet Robert Browning and Poetess Elizabeth Barrett have become almost as famed a pair of lovers to U.S. audiences as Romeo and Juliet. And Elizabeth's tyrannical father, who stood between them, has become as thoroughly hissed a villain as the contemporary theater has produced. The principal reason for the fame of all three is Rudolf Besier's play, The Barretts of Wimpole Street. Liberally sprinkling the dialogue with quotations from the lovers'letters and poems, Playwright Besier applied the...

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