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Young Bess (1953)

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The early life of Elizabeth I, from her childhood until her accession to the throne of England in 1558.

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Mrs. Ashley
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Ned Seymour
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Ann Seymour
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Mr. Parry
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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
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Danish Envoy
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Storyline

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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29 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Die Thronfolgerin  »

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$2,423,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

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

The film shows Anne Boleyn lowering her head to the block to be executed as many traitors of that time were executed. Although the ax is not shown, the fact is that Anne Boleyn was executed in the "French style" - by a sword, kneeling with head erect, and not by an ax. See more »

Quotes

Young Bess: I warn you, madam!
Ann Seymour: Who are you to warn me?
Young Bess: My mother's daughter!
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Referenced in Kiss Me Kate (1953) See more »

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A wonderful journey into the past
15 October 2001 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

This is an entertaining movie and not a documentary. So, why not show "how it could have happened". This is what makes history interesting and exciting. The story is very well written, the actors are superb. And there is this sparkling chemistry between Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr I miss so much in modern movies. This is GOOD OLD HOLLYWOOD (even it is mostly a british movie). I hope that in the near future somebody produces a good DVD!! This movie is one of my all time favorites!!


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