WriterJohn P. Marquand, George S. Kaufman, Philip Dunne Release dateMarch 20, 1947 (1947-03-20) ScreenplayPhilip Dunne, George S. Kaufman CastRonald Colman (George Apley), Peggy Cummins (Eleanor 'Ellie' Apley), Vanessa Brown (Agnes Willing), Richard Haydn (Horatio Willing), Richard Neill (John Apley), Percy Waram (Roger Newcombe) Similar moviesRelated Joseph L Mankiewicz movies
TaglineStop apologizing for sex, George Apley...you didn't invent it!
Ronald colman in the late george apley 1947
The Late George Apley is a 1947 film about a stuffy, upper-class Bostonian who is forced to adjust to a changing world. It starred Ronald Colman in the title role and was based on John P. Marquand's novel of the same name and the subsequent play by Marquand and George S. Kaufman.
George Apley (Ronald Colman) is a stuffy, self-satisfied member of Boston's upper class, supremely confident of the superiority of his hometown. However, his comfortable, predictable world is overturned when he learns, to his horror, that both his son and his daughter have fallen in love with non-Bostonians. However, he is eventually brought around to see reason.
Ronald Colman as George Apley
Vanessa Brown as Agnes Willing, fiancee of Apley's son
Richard Haydn as Horatio Willing
Charles Russell as Howard Boulder, a visiting lecturer who falls in love with Apley's daughter
Richard Ney as John Apley, George's son
Percy Waram as Roger Newcombe, George's brother-in-law
Mildred Natwick as Amelia Newcombe, George's forceful sister