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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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By Arrangement With Mrs. Richard Mansfield (original one-sheet poster) See more »

Genres:

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
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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 (I)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: Your wife has just been kissed - she has never been kissed by a gentleman before.
Snodgrass - the Innkeeper: Did my wife have the honor, sir, of being insulted by you - - or the Prince of Wales?
Gordon Bryon 'Beau' Brummel: You can say anything you like about the Prince - but be careful of my reputation.
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Alternate Versions

The Turner Classic Movies version features a new score recorded in stereophonic sound. See more »

Connections

Featured in Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991) See more »

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Beau Cinema
31 January 2008 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

What can anyone say about this? Beautiful print, some fine acting by Barrymore -- wonderfully subtle for the period in the early sequences and quite appropriately over-the-top at the end. Given the uniformly over-the-top performances he was called on to make towards the end of his career, the well-preserved Barrymore silents -- this one, his fine, generous performance in THE BELOVED ROGUE, and the sheer electricity between him and Dolores Costello in WHEN A MAN LOVES show what a fine actor he is -- those turns and his wonderful comic work in MIDNIGHT.

I have been less than impressed in the past by some of the scores offered by the Young Composers but, although a bit shaky in the earlier sequences, this one settled right down and was quite good.

I had quite forgotten this was directed by Harry Beaumont, who became my favorite MGM B director -- even though, of course, MGM didn't make B movies.


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