This biopic tells the story of the life of Pitt The Younger, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain at the age of 24.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Pitt / The Earl of Chatham
Phyllis Calvert ...
Geoffrey Atkins ...
Jean Cadell ...
Mrs. Sparry
Raymond Lovell ...
Agnes Lauchlan ...
Queen Charlotte (as Agnes Laughlin)
Felix Aylmer ...
Ian McLean ...
Max Adrian ...
A. Bromley Davenport ...
Sir Evan Nepean
John Salew ...


William Pitt the Younger, son of a famous politician father, becomes the youngest Prime Minister England has ever known, wins an election on the promise of peace and prosperity, yet ironically ends up as the presiding spirit of an interminable war with Revolutionary France. Both his health and his private life suffer from the strain... Written by Igenlode Wordsmith

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Release Date:

21 September 1942 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El joven Mr. Pitt  »

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Did You Know?


Herbert Lom would later reprise his role as Napoleon Bonaparte in War and Peace (1956), in which John Mills (William Wilberforce) played Platon Karataev. See more »


Referenced in Millions Like Us (1943) See more »


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Maltin is wrong...
26 May 1999 | by (Aberystwyth, England) – See all my reviews

I don't get that Maltin bloke at all. Overlong? Occasionally moving? I wonder what gave him the right to be so jumped up. Has he missed the humour? The perfect castings of Lom. Lovell and Donat? Yes it might be a thinly veiled morale booster, but hello it was WW2 and I am sure even the USA did these but none quite as good or as able to use memories of an epic period in a long and successful history. Pride does count for something here. All I can say is WATCH IT AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF and then laugh at how pretentious Maltin really is.

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