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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.

Director:

Carol Reed

Writers:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Herbert Lom reprised his role as Napoleon Bonaparte in War and Peace (1956), in which Sir John Mills (William Wilberforce) played Platon Karataev. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Millions Like Us (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

A Life on the Ocean Wave
(uncredited)
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Arranged by Louis Levy
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Maltin is wrong...
26 May 1999 | by nbt7See all my reviews

I don't get that Maltin bloke at all. Overlong? Occasionally moving? I wonder what gave him the right to be so jumped up. Has he missed the humour? The perfect castings of Lom. Lovell and Donat? Yes it might be a thinly veiled morale booster, but hello it was WW2 and I am sure even the USA did these but none quite as good or as able to use memories of an epic period in a long and successful history. Pride does count for something here. All I can say is WATCH IT AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF and then laugh at how pretentious Maltin really is.


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