The Late George Apley | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only

 

97 minutes · 2013

Drama
In early-20th-century Boston, a well-to-do patriarch (Ronald Colman) labors to preserve tradition at home and in civic life even though everyone around him is hungry for change. Philip Dunne scripted this Shavian comedy of manners (1947), adapting a play by George S. Kaufman and John P. Marquand that was, in turn, based on Marquand’s novel. The movie wears its literary origins on its sleeve; virtually all the action is dialogue driven, and that dialogue tends to be dry and rhetorical. Joseph L. Mankiewicz directed (just before making his hit The Ghost and Mrs. Muir), and it’s a good thing he did. Few Hollywood filmmakers had his flair for staging verbose conversation; this remains effervescent and visually elegant even when the material verges on stodginess.

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for The Late George Apley

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.