King Charles II first meets Nell Gwyn after seeing her do a turn at Drury Lane. They soon become close, the King preferring her feisty irreverent company to that of the aristocratic French Duchess of Portsmouth. Nell becomes his most loyal subject, while ever-ready to take the Duchess down a peg. But the actress can never hope to be fully accepted by the King's circle despite his constant attentions. Written by
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The Edward German
music used in the film is known as "The Nell Gwyn Suite", an early 20th-century "light classical" favourite. See more
Featured in Shepperton Babylon
from "Nell Gwyn Suite"
Music by Edward German See more