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Prince of Players (1955)

Approved  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  24 June 1955 (West Germany)
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A tragic and sentimental story that depicts the early career of the 19th century American actor, Edwin Booth with some mention of the events leading to the assassination of President Lincoln by Edwin's brother, John Wilkes Booth. In the film, Edwin's days in the spotlight dwindle shortly after his brother is caught and killed for assassinating Lincoln. Written by alfiehitchie

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At Edwin's opening of Hamlet in London's Prince Charles Theatre there is a lady in a red hat. She must have liked his performance, because she's in the audience for every subsequent performance. See more »

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A moving, exciting film.
15 February 2000 | by (Springfield, VA) – See all my reviews

I wrote the following in my film viewing log after seeing this movie on cable on February 21, 1990 -- almost exactly ten years ago. I have no reason not to stand behind it:

A moving and exciting film, maybe more interesting for the Shakespearian excerpts than for the "modern" (1850s) story, which is "Hollywood history." It's a good story, anyway.

I was, perhaps, in the mood for this picture, but when it ended, I felt strongly that **** [on Maltin's scale, 10 on IMDb] did not do it justice. I'd be hard pressed to defend a TEN BEST rating, but I loved it.

[Back to February, 2000]: "TEN BEST" refers to my personal list which now contains about 35 titles, not more than one or two of which would appear on anybody else's list. I think two are in IMDb's "Top 100," along with one from my TEN WORST list.


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