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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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 !


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$1,762,000 (estimated)
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The film had troubles with the US censor, the Production Code Administration because of the apparent justification of the immoral relationship between the Prince Regent and Mrs Fitzherbert, because a steward at a gentlemen's club had the manner of a 'sex pervert', because the Prince checks the gender of a dog and because of the use of the word 'damn'. Changes were made but the running time remained the same. See more »

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

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George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: Mortimer?
Mortimer: Sir?
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: When they lady arrived, did you take careful note of her eyes?
Mortimer: One could not avoid it, sir.
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: What color would you say they were?
Mortimer: Violet, sir. Indubitably violet!
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: At night, yes! But in the daytime, a deep blue. I must have the contemplation room done over in that exact shade. I expect she'll be in it a great deal!
Mortimer: Will she, sir?
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: Indeed! I'm gonna marry her, you know.
[Exits]
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Entente Cordiale
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Music by Gabriel Allier
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Ustinov was Fantastic
23 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this film, however, I doubt very much if England found this a wonderful film to view. I know for a fact that this film was shown special to the royal family and they were simply shocked at how crazy their ancestors were portrayed in this film. It was from that time on, that all films ever shown to the royal family were to be screened first. Peter Ustinov,(Prince of Wales),"The Bachelor",'99 played the role of a fat prince who did not have a mind of his own or in other words, was a complete WIMP. Stewart Granger,(Beau Brummell), "The Trygon Factor",'66, was a care free character in the British Military and said what he wanted and did exactly what he wanted and lived off people. Beau also became good friends with Prince of Wales, after almost spitting in his face on different occasions. Elizabeth Taylor,(Lady Patricia Belham),"A Little Night Music",'78, was very pretty and played a rather quiet and confusing young lady, who did not know just what she wanted in life. Entertaining film, but not the greatest, but excellent acting.


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