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Young Bess (1953)

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Chronicles the life of queen Elizabeth I, before she became the queen of England. Apart from taking part in the court intrigues, she is unhappily in love with admiral Thomas Seymour, and ... See full summary »

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Kay Walsh ...
Mrs. Ashley
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Ned Seymour
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Ann Seymour
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Mr. Parry
Rex Thompson ...
Robert Arthur ...
Barnaby
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Mr. Mums
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Lady Tyrwhitt
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Robert Tyrwhitt
Noreen Corcoran ...
Bess as a child
Ivan Triesault ...
Danish Envoy
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Chronicles the life of queen Elizabeth I, before she became the queen of England. Apart from taking part in the court intrigues, she is unhappily in love with admiral Thomas Seymour, and dreams of building a navy to match the Portuguese and the Spanish. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A Great and Spectacular Drama!


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29 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Die Thronfolgerin  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.66 : 1
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This was young Rex Thompson's film debut as Prince Edward/King Edward VI. He turned in a truly engaging performance as the ill-fated young King of England, remarkable considering he was only eleven years old, and was not British but a native New Yorker. See more »

Goofs

In the film, young Bess is mostly referred to as "Princess Elizabeth". In history, Elizabeth was denied that title from the age of three. Her father Henry VIII declared his marriage to Anne Boleyn invalid before her execution for treason, thus Elizabeth was declared illegitimate and only to be called "Lady Elizabeth". See more »

Quotes

Prince Edward: [as King, referring to his Uncle Ned] I wish he'd die.
Thomas Seymour: I beg your pardon?
Prince Edward: I said, I wish he'd die. D-Y-E. Die.
Thomas Seymour: Wrong spelling.
Ned Seymour: What are you two talking about?
Prince Edward: We were just saying that many people do not know how to spell the King's English.
Ned Seymour: The spelling does not matter, so long as the meaning is clear.
Thomas Seymour: Believe me, the word His Majesty used was quite clear.
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a great love story.
16 April 2004 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

Never mind about the historical accuracy, the movie is very enjoyable as a great love story. It is well written and elegantly portrayed by a good assemble of actors. Simmons is excellent as Young Bess, a smart and strong minded princess growing from adolescence into young womanhood, falling for a much older heroic Admiral, attracting his love from his beautiful and tender loving wife. Granger is a great match as Simmon's lover, the arrogant adventurous war hero, also the loving husband of the more classical beauty Kerr. The love triangle between the three is convincing and moving, and its tragic end is heart broken.

The costume is wonderful, especially of Granger's.


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