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The Young Mr. Pitt (1942)

This biopic tells the story of the life of Pitt The Younger, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain at the age of twenty-four.

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Carol Reed

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Viscount Castlerosse (additional dialogue), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Donat ... William Pitt / The Earl of Chatham
Robert Morley ... Charles James Fox
Phyllis Calvert ... Eleanor Eden
John Mills ... William Wilberforce
Geoffrey Atkins Geoffrey Atkins ... William Pitt, as a boy
Jean Cadell Jean Cadell ... Mrs. Sparry
Raymond Lovell Raymond Lovell ... George the Third
Agnes Lauchlan Agnes Lauchlan ... Queen Charlotte (as Agnes Laughlin)
Felix Aylmer ... Lord North
Ian McLean Ian McLean ... Dundas
Max Adrian ... Richard Sheridan
A. Bromley Davenport A. Bromley Davenport ... Sir Evan Nepean
John Salew John Salew ... Smith
Herbert Lom ... Napoleon
Albert Lieven ... Talleyrand
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Storyline

William Pitt the Younger, son of a famous politician father, becomes the youngest Prime Minister England has ever known, wins an election on the promise of peace and prosperity, yet ironically ends up as the presiding spirit of an interminable war with Revolutionary France. Both his health and his private life suffer from the strain. Written by Igenlode Wordsmith

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1942 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El joven Mr. Pitt See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

B.A.F. Sound System

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Donat wanted Rosamund John to play the role of Eleanor Eden. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Millions Like Us (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Louis Levy
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Good History Lesson
30 December 2003 | by smithy-8See all my reviews

"The Young Mr. Pitt" gives you a good history lesson on British politics of the 18th and 19th centuries. Robert Donat plays the young British prime minister, Mr. Pitt. Mr. Donat made three movies during WWII. All three movies were patriotic and well cast. Many of the actors in all three movies I have never seen before or since. After Mr. Donat, the next best performance was by Raymond Lovell, who played the king, George the third. Mr. Lovell is one of the actors I had never seen before.

The movie is long and is interesting to watch once, but not a second time. It is still on video.


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