MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 59,210 this week

Beau Brummel (1924)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 252 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 5 critic

George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play),
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 317 titles
created 14 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 24 Nov 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 117 titles
created 04 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Beau Brummel" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beau Brummel (1924)

Beau Brummel (1924) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beau Brummel.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Great Lie (1941)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

George 'Beau' Brummel, a penniless but witty London gentleman, maintains a refined lifestyle with his loyal servant, cook Robinson. Only the friendship of the unpopular Hanoverian heir and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Stars: James Purefoy, Hugh Bonneville, Philip Davis
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

François Villon, in his lifetime the most renowned poet in France, is also a prankster, an occasional criminal, and an ardent patriot.

Director: Alan Crosland
Stars: John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day
Adventure | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: George Irving
Stars: John Barrymore, Christine Mayo, H. Cooper Cliffe
The Sea Beast (1926)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This silent movie is based on Melville's classic Moby Dick. Ahab and his brother compete for the affections of minister's daughter Esther. But the great white whale has been eluding the ... See full summary »

Director: Millard Webb
Stars: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, George O'Hara
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn't know they once belonged to a murderer.

Director: Robert Wiene
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina, Fritz Kortner
Certificate: Passed History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A nobleman studying for the priesthood abandons his vocation in 18th Century France when he falls in love with a beautiful, but reluctant, courtesan.

Director: Alan Crosland
Stars: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, Warner Oland
Waxworks (1924)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The owner of a Waxmuseum needs for three of his models stories to be told to the audience. For that reason he has hired a writer, who after one look athe owner's pretty daughter, starts ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo Birinsky, Paul Leni
Stars: Emil Jannings, Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss
Eternal Love (1929)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the Swiss Alps of the early 19th century, a couple forced into loveless marriages struggle to find happiness with one another.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Victor Varconi
Arsène Lupin (1932)
Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A charming and very daring thief known as Arsene Lupin is terrorizing the wealthy of Paris, he even goes so far as to threaten the Mona Lisa. But the police, led by the great Guerchard, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Karen Morley
Beau Geste (1926)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon
Stars: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Willard Louis ...
...
...
Frederica Charlotte - Duchess of York
...
William Humphrey ...
Lord Alvanley
Richard Tucker ...
George Beranger ...
Clarissa Selwynne ...
Mrs. Wertham
John J. Richardson ...
Poodles Byng
Claire de Lorez ...
Lady Manly
Michael Dark ...
Lord Manly
Templar Saxe ...
Desmond Wertham
James A. Marcus ...
Snodgrass - the Innkeeper
Edit

Storyline

George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries Lord Alvanley. Brummel, broken-hearted, embarks upon a life of revelry. He befriends the Prince of Wales and leaves the army, becoming subsequently the best-known rake and decider of fashion in Europe. As his affairs flourish, so does his disdain for his benefactor, the Prince. Eventually Brummel falls into disfavor, and it is only Lady Margery who has any chance of helping him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

By Arrangement With Mrs. Richard Mansfield (original one-sheet poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

30 March 1924 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beau Brummel - Glück und Ende des englischen Casanova  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario) | (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Great Barrymore
16 May 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Beau Brummel (1924)

*** (out of 4)

Warner wanted to make a name for themselves so they went all out with this lavish production that features a terrific performance from John Barrymore. He plays the title character, a poor man who has the woman (Mary Astor) he loves taken away from him because of his low standing in society. Heart-broken, Beau sets out to use his charm and wit to get back at the society who ruined his life. Have you ever watched a big-budget movie and wonder where all the money went to as it's obviously not showing on screen? Well, that's certainly not the case here as one can't help but be impressed with the magnitude of this film. The sets, costumes and production values are all extremely high and this helps keep the film moving even when the story isn't doing much. I think the biggest flaw with the movie is its 128-minute running time, which leads to some dead space here and there. The story itself isn't all that ground-breaking even for this era so I'm guessing the main reason for the longer running time was just to give the film a more "epic" feel. With that said, this is still a very impressive movie. As I said earlier, the massive sets are extremely impressive and one can't help but get caught up in their sheer beauty. The images of the costumes alone makes one really focus in. Just take a look at a sequence towards the end when a large number of soldiers are marching. One does wonder what all these extras in these lavish costumes cost the studio. Those familiar with Astor are probably more aware of her sound films so seeing her here, at 18-years-old, was a pretty big eye-opener just because I wasn't use to see her look so young. She is pretty good in the role and handles working next to Barrymore and never gets tramped by him. Willard Louis is extremely good as the Prince of Wales who is the one Beau really goes after in the film. Carmel Myers, Richard Tucker and William Humphrey turn in fine work as well. Alec B. Francis plays the long-time servant and is wonderful. As for Barrymore, he's pure magic here. A lot of people are going to call the performance hammy or stage-bound, which might be fair but from all the movies I've seen of his this one here gave the closest feel of what it might have been like watching him on the stage. He really nails every inch of this character whether it's the poor boy at the start, the rich jerk or the eventual fallen and broken man. Barrymore is clearly having a great time playing all of these different styles and he's especially effective in the final scenes, which I won't spoil. The scene can be called melodrama but it's melodrama at its highest peak thanks to Barrymore. He alone makes this film worth checking out.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Beau Brummel- Warner Brothers DVD lookslikehowie
salute to TCM allen-406-128450
Discuss Beau Brummel (1924) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?