Pure hokum. In a studio-recreated Haworth parsonage, Charlotte (bitchy de Havilland) and Emily (dreamy Lupino) indulge in various highly romantic intrigues and passions, overshadowing the quieter Anne (Coleman) even before they set to writing and become the famous Brontë sisters. Silly even to the point of having the beloved curate inexplicably played by Austrian Henried, but endowed with a charm and conviction all its own, helped enormously by Bernhardt's swooning direction and Ernest Haller's photography. Enjoyably absurd.

By: GA

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Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Screenwriter: Keith Winter
Cast: Ida Lupino
Arthur Kennedy
Nancy Coleman
Paul Henreid
Montagu Love
Olivia de Havilland
Sydney Greenstreet