The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1982)

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Jane Lapotaire and Joss Ackland star in this adaptation of Rudolph Besier's play. Elizabeth Barrett is kept a virtual prisoner by her father. Then the poet Robert Browning bursts into her life.


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8 December 2005 | casasouthard
| limited showing on PBS- a masterpiece gone missing
This film has been made several times and is unique as it hints at the dark side of a Victorian father's attachment and need to control his 8 children after the death of his wife. It has made it this far as a tale to be told because it involves a love story between poets Elixabeth Barrett-Browning and Robert Browning ( a jug of wine and thou...) etc... the screenplay had some gumption and the heaviness of decades of repression that is a sickness all its own. This is a story of freedom, escape, stealth, and virtue as well.

Will someone PLEASE find out if it will ever be for sale anywhere again?

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