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The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942)

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67 min | Biography, Drama

Edgar Allan Poe led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan, whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire to write. His first love was Elmira Royster, and ...See moreEdgar Allan Poe led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan, whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire to write. His first love was Elmira Royster, and though she married another while he was at the University of Virginia, he could never purge his thoughts of her and, under the influence of her spell, he poured out the deepest passions of his heart. After a discouraging period during which he was disowned by his foster father and lost his appointment to West Point, he found the love that tamed his restless heart with Virginia Clemm. After he and Virginia married, Poe did his greatest creative work, writing for the Southern Literary Messenger and Graham's Magazine. Written by Les Adams See less
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Lucien N. Andriot (as Lucien Andriot)
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Updated Aug 28, 1942

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Aug 28, 1942 (United States)

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Linda Darnell
Virginia Clemm Virginia Clemm   See fewer
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Shepperd Strudwick
Edgar Allan Poe (as John Shepperd) Edgar Allan Poe (as John Shepperd)   See fewer
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Virginia Gilmore
Elmira Royster Elmira Royster   See fewer
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Jane Darwell
Mrs. Mariah Clemm Mrs. Mariah Clemm   See fewer
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Mary Howard
Frances Allan Frances Allan   See fewer
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Frank Conroy
John Allan John Allan   See fewer
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Harry Morgan
Ebenezer Burling (as Henry Morgan) Ebenezer Burling (as Henry Morgan)   See fewer
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Walter Kingsford
T.W. White T.W. White   See fewer
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Morris Ankrum
Mr. Graham Mr. Graham   See fewer
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Skippy Wanders
Poe, age 3 Poe, age 3   See fewer
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Freddie Mercer
Poe, age 12 Poe, age 12   See fewer
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Erville Alderson
Burke the Schoolmaster Burke the Schoolmaster   See fewer
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Peggy McIntyre
Elmira, age 10 Elmira, age 10   See fewer
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William Bakewell
Hugh Pleasant (as William Bakewell Jr.) Hugh Pleasant (as William Bakewell Jr.)   See fewer
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Frank Melton
Turner Dixon Turner Dixon   See fewer
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Morton Lowry
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens   See fewer
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Gilbert Emery
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson   See fewer
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Edwin Stanley
Dr. Moran (as Ed Stanley) Dr. Moran (as Ed Stanley)   See fewer
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Francis Ford
Tavern Keeper Tavern Keeper   See fewer
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Harry Denny
Kennedy Kennedy   See fewer
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Hardie Albright
Shelton Shelton   See fewer
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Sonny Bupp
Graham's Office Boy (uncredited) Graham's Office Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Carter
Jefferson's Messenger (uncredited) Jefferson's Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jan Clayton
Poe's Young Mother (uncredited) Poe's Young Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alec Craig
Angus - Boston Printer (uncredited) Angus - Boston Printer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Otto Hoffman
Thomas - Printer (uncredited) Thomas - Printer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boyd Irwin
James (uncredited) James (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mae Marsh
Mrs. Phillips (uncredited) Mrs. Phillips (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
West Point Board Officer (uncredited) West Point Board Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Quinn
West Point Board Officer (uncredited) West Point Board Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Reed
Mose (uncredited) Mose (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Shields
Griswald - Broadway Journal (uncredited) Griswald - Broadway Journal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leon Tyler
Timothy - Printer's Devil (uncredited) Timothy - Printer's Devil (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 173 votes