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Beau Brummel (1924)

George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writers:

Clyde Fitch (play), Dorothy Farnum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Barrymore ... George Bryon 'Beau' Brummel
Mary Astor ... Lady Margery Alvanley
Willard Louis ... Prince of Wales
Carmel Myers ... Lady Hester Stanhope
Irene Rich ... Frederica Charlotte - Duchess of York
Alec B. Francis ... Mortimer
William Humphrey ... Lord Alvanley
Richard Tucker ... Lord Stanhope
George Beranger ... Lord Byron
Clarissa Selwynne Clarissa Selwynne ... Mrs. Wertham
John J. Richardson ... Poodles Byng
Claire de Lorez Claire de Lorez ... Lady Manly
Michael Dark Michael Dark ... Lord Manly
Templar Saxe Templar Saxe ... Desmond Wertham
James A. Marcus ... Snodgrass - the Innkeeper
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Storyline

George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries Lord Alvanley. Brummel, broken-hearted, embarks upon a life of revelry. He befriends the Prince of Wales and leaves the army, becoming subsequently the best-known rake and decider of fashion in Europe. As his affairs flourish, so does his disdain for his benefactor, the Prince. Eventually Brummel falls into disfavor, and it is only Lady Margery who has any chance of helping him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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...the Most Beautiful Romance in all History See more »

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Drama | History | Romance

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

30 March 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beau Brummel - Glück und Ende des englischen Casanova See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$290,705, 31 December 1924
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario) | (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During filming, John Barrymore and Willard Louis would replace their scripted dialogue with dirty jokes and foul language thinking no one would notice in a silent film. However, this was a time when deaf people could comfortably go to the movies and many of them were quite adept at reading lips. As a result, the studio received thousands of letters of complaint. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Bryon 'Beau' Brummel: Things would have been different, Your Royal Highness, had I known the tenderness of a real woman. A woman to sit beside my fire, to move among my things - to bless them with her touch. A woman like Your Royal Highness!
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Connections

Remade as Beau Brummell (1954) See more »

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Great Silent Film Classic
30 January 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Have always enjoyed John Barrymore's films and also his brother and sister Lionel and Ethel Barrymore. TCM introduced this film for the first time and it was a great joy to view a great masterpiece which was finally produced with a music score and this effect made this film greater to view and enjoy. John Barrymore plays the role as Beau Brummel who falls madly in love with Lady Margery Alvanley, (Mary Astor) and she is spoken for by another military man. This event destroys Beau Brummel's heart and soul and he decides as a soldier to resign and leave the military service. Beau becomes a Regency Social Climber in London Society and meets up with the Prince of Wales, (Willard Louis) and gains his friendship and begins to start his revenge on the British Society. Beau loves women and uses them to his own purpose and arranges for some romantic escapades for the Prince of Wales and in turn gains all kinds of favors. In other words, Beau is a silver fox who manages to out smart everyone and reaches his goal, but is he happy and what happens to him? Was surprised to learn that John Barrymore was 42 years of age when he appeared in this film and Mary Astor was only 18 years of age. Fantastic film, don't miss this one, you will enjoy it if you know who John Barrymore was and his famous film career and a life of drinking and more drinking.


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