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|Norma Shearer||Elizabeth Barrett|
|Fredric March||Robert Browning|
|Charles Laughton||Edward Moulton-Barrett|
|Maureen O'Sullivan||Henrietta Barrett|
|Katharine Alexander||Arabel Barrett|
|Ralph Forbes||Captain Surtees Cook|
|Ian Wolfe||Harry Bevan|
The Barretts of Wimpole Street is a 1934 American film depicting the real-life romance between poets Elizabeth Barrett (Norma Shearer) and Robert Browning (Fredric March), despite the opposition of her father Edward Moulton-Barrett (Charles Laughton). The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and Shearer was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. It was written by Ernest Vajda, Claudine West and Donald Ogden Stewart, from the play by Rudolf Besier. The film was directed by Sidney Franklin.The play that it was based upon, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, was made famous by Katharine Cornell.In 1957, Sidney Franklin filmed a word-for-word, and nearly shot-for-shot Metrocolor remake, of The Barretts of Wimpole Street, in CinemaScope. This version starred Jennifer Jones as Elizabeth, John Gielgud as her father, Bill Travers as Robert Browning, and Keith Baxter in his film debut.Both of the films were released by MGM.