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The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe

Directed by Harry Lachman
1942    67m    Not Rated
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 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.
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Cast of The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Linda DarnellVirginia Clemm
  • Shepperd StrudwickEdgar Allan Poe
  • Virginia GilmoreElmira Royster
  • Jane DarwellMariah Clemm
  • Mary HowardFrances Allan
  • Frank ConroyJohn Allan
  • Harry MorganEbenezer Burling
  • Walter KingsfordT.W. White
  • Morris AnkrumMr. Graham
  • William BakewellHugh Pleasant
  • Francis FordTavern Keeper
  • Mae MarshMrs. Phillips (uncredited)
  • Bert MoorhouseWest Point Board Officer (uncredited)
  • Arthur ShieldsGriswald (uncredited)
  • Skippy WandersPoe, age 3
  • Freddie MercerPoe, age 12
  • Erville AldersonBurke
  • Peggy McIntyreElmira, age 10
  • Frank MeltonTurner Dixon
  • Morton LowryCharles Dickens
  • Gilbert EmeryThomas Jefferson
  • Edwin StanleyDr. Moran
  • Harry DennyKennedy
  • Hardie AlbrightShelton
  • Harry CarterJefferson's Messenger (uncredited)

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