The Late George Apley (1947)





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Based on John P. Marquand's Pulitzer Prize-winning satirical novel of the same title, this film stars Ronald Colman as George Apley, a Beantown blueblood passionately in love with his hometown. In his mind, Boston is the world's center of modern civilization and gentility and he has made it very clear that his son and daughter are to remain there for their entire lives and only associate with native Bostonians. Imagine poor Apley's horror, then, when his Harvard-student son falls in love with a Worcester girl and his daughter falls in love with a Yale student.
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Ronald Colman
as George Apley
Peggy Cummins
as Eleanor Apley
Edna Best
as Catherine Apley
Richard Haydn
as Horatio Willing
Charles Russell
as Howard Boulder
Richard Ney
as John Apley
Percy Waram
as Roger Newcombe
Mildred Natwick
as Amelia Newcombe
Nydia Westman
as Jane Willing
Kathleen Howard
as Margaret
Paul Harvey
as Julian Dole
Therese Lyon
as Chestnut Vendor
William Moran
as Henry Apley
David Bond
as Manager of Modiste Shop
Ottola Nesmith
as Madame at Modiste Shop
Mae Marsh
as Maid
Cordelia Campbell
as Child Skater
Stuart Hall
as Gentleman
Pat Moriarity
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for The Late George Apley

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Few Hollywood filmmakers had his [Mankiewicz] flair for staging verbose conversation; this remains effervescent and visually elegant even when the material verges on stodginess.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for The Late George Apley

This movie is really lovely. It has heart and in a way, though society has so greatly changed, still relevant. Ronald Colman is an endearing father who learns to loosen his tight grip on his children and their lives. Definitely worth a viewing if you love older films and an earlier work of Mankiewicz.

Liz Salisbury
Liz Salisbury

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