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Beau Brummell (1954)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 16 November 1954 (UK)
In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor.

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Mr. Burke
Desmond Roberts ...
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Storyline

In 19th century England, captain George Brummell is an upper-class dandy. He has to leave the army after having insulted the crown prince. This gives him the opportunity to start a smear campaign against the prince. The prince, who is tired of all the yes-men around him, hires him as his chief advisor. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Soldier, poet, adventurer, rogue, gambler, lover ! See more »


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16 November 1954 (UK)  »

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The Life and Times of Beau Brummell  »

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$1,762,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Ustinov would later play the Prince of Wales' younger brother and eventual successor King William IV in Victoria & Albert (2001) and their great-nephew King Edward VII in Strumpet City (1980). See more »

Goofs

Brummell never protested against the Prince in public speeches. This is pure dramatic invention. See more »

Quotes

Lord George Gordon Byron: The trouble with most men of superior intellect is their pride. And a proud man can be just as foolish as a fool.
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Connections

Remake of Beau Brummel (1913) See more »

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Music by Johann Valentin Hamm
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Granger Shines in Brummell Tale ***
22 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Giving up a military career when he is rude to the Prince of Wales, Stewart Granger is excellent as the handsome gentleman consumed with looking great and cavorting with upper class society in this elegant film.

Peter Ustinov is just marvelous as The Prince of Wales. Again and again, he shows that he was just born to play these majestic spots. Robert Morely is fabulous in the one scene that he appears in the film as the insane king.

The weak link here is Elizabeth Taylor. She seems like she is acting in 1944's "National Velvet."

The picture is a wonderful study of class values, snobbery and redemption in the end.


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