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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William Pitt / The Earl of Chatham
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Phyllis Calvert ...
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Geoffrey Atkins ...
Jean Cadell ...
Mrs. Sparry
Raymond Lovell ...
Agnes Lauchlan ...
Queen Charlotte (as Agnes Laughlin)
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Ian McLean ...
Dundas
Max Adrian ...
A. Bromley Davenport ...
Sir Evan Nepean
John Salew ...
Smith
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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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21 September 1942 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El joven Mr. Pitt  »

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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 »

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Referenced in Millions Like Us (1943) See more »

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Arranged by Louis Levy
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Good History Lesson
30 December 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

"The Young Mr. Pitt" gives you a good history lesson on British politics of the 18th and 19th centuries. Robert Donat plays the young British prime minister, Mr. Pitt. Mr. Donat made three movies during WWII. All three movies were patriotic and well cast. Many of the actors in all three movies I have never seen before or since. After Mr. Donat, the next best performance was by Raymond Lovell, who played the king, George the third. Mr. Lovell is one of the actors I had never seen before.

The movie is long and is interesting to watch once, but not a second time. It is still on video.


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