PRODUCERS' SHOWCASE: THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (TV)

Summary

One in this series of live dramas. Part one of this adaptation of the Rudolf Bezier play concerning the love affair between poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Barrett has led the life of a near invalid due to ill health and the domination of her stern father. Browning begins to court her and she falls in love with him. Complications arise when Elizabeth must break away from her father in order to marry Browning. Elizabeth plans to run away with Browning without telling her stern domineering father. Includes commercials. (This is a black-and-white copy of a color telecast.)

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: April 2, 1956 Monday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:29:06
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W Copy of Color Telecast
  • CATALOG ID: T78:0344
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Biography
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1954-1957
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Guthrie McClintic … Producer, Adapted by
    • Vincent J. Donehue … Director
    • Rudolf Bezier … Writer
    • George Bassman … Music by
    • Katharine Cornell … Cast, Elizabeth Barrett
    • Anthony Quayle … Cast, Robert Browning
    • Henry Daniell … Cast, Edward Barrett
    • Nancy Coleman … Cast, Henrietta Barrett
    • Margalo Gillmore … Cast, Arabel Barrett
    • Brenda Forbes … Cast, Wilson
    • Donald Harron … Cast, Octavius Barrett
    • Geoffrey Lumb … Cast, Doctor Chambers
    • Edward Hunt … Cast, Captain Surtees Cook
    • Lisa Daniels … Cast, Bella Hedley
    • William Podmore … Cast, Doctor Ford-Waterlow
    • Charles Macaulay … Cast, Alfred Barrett
    • Charles Forsythe … Cast, Charles Barrett
    • Roderick Walter … Cast, Henry Barrett
    • Kendale Clark … Cast, George Barrett
    • John Morley … Cast, Septimus Barrett
    • Tamsen … Cast, Flush