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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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Kay Walsh ...
Mrs. Ashley
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Ned Seymour
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Ann Seymour
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Mr. Parry
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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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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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Jean Simmons almost didn't get the part of Elizabeth because she was considered too pretty. See more »

Goofs

The royal badge on Barnaby's livery consists of a crowned Tudor rose with four red-and-white petals, but the real Tudor rose emblem had five petals, the crown flush with the top petal. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Seymour: If you were queen of England, what would you do, eh? Would you give your admiral the opportunity to do great deeds?
Young Bess: I'd give him the opportunities he never dared to dream about. I'd send him around the globe as the Portuguese do. I'd send him to the New World to let the Spaniards know that they are no longer masters of it.
Thomas Seymour: That won't be easy. We're a small country, Bess.
Young Bess: That can be remedied, Tom. It CAN be remedied!
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Referenced in Kiss Me Kate (1953) See more »

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The queen
25 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

"Young Bess" features three of the greatest English actors of all time :Jean Simmons,Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr;the two actresses had already teamed up for "black narcissus" but in "young Bess" it's Simmons who plays the lead .

The movie does not really show it,but Elizabeth had a very harsh childhood ,unlike Mary Stuart ,her dear cousin who spent her youth in the sweet Chateaux de La Loire in France .That may explain why Elizabeth was prepared to reign and Mary failed dismally. It was a wonder she kept her head after all those years with Mary Tudor.But Jean Simmons succeeds in her performance:from a romantic young girl to the strong queen (the big shadow on the wall is revealing),she runs the whole gamut and she gets strong support from Stewart Granger as her dashing attentive escort ,from Deborah Kerr ,in an underwritten part, and from Charles Laughton,ideally cast as Henry the Eighth.


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