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Young Bess (1953) Poster

(1953)

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Cast as on-screen lovers Young Bess (Queen Elizabeth I) and Sir Thomas Seymour, in real life Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger were married to each other when this movie was filmed.
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The second time that actor Charles Laughton played Henry VIII on film. The first film was The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933) for which he won an Oscar.
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Jean Simmons almost didn't get the part of Elizabeth because she was considered too pretty.
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This was young Rex Thompson's film debut as Prince Edward/King Edward VI. He turned in a truly engaging performance as the ill-fated young King of England, remarkable considering he was only eleven years old, and was not British but a native New Yorker.
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In the mid 40's, this was going to be a James Mason and Judy Garland vehicle.
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Turner Classic Movies presents this movie in actual Stereophonic Sound, although it's a bit warped at times.
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Rex Thompson and Deborah Kerr played mother and son in The King and I.
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Kathleen Byron and Deborah Kerr played look alike nuns in Black Narcissus, one virtuous, the other insane.
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Vivien Leigh had a life long movie contract with Metro Goldwyn Mayer since making " A Yank At Oxford" 1938 where as she was sent scripts for first refusal and this movie was one of them.
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M.G.M. originally wanted Vivien Leigh for the part of Bess, even though M.G.M. said she was too young and beautiful. Vivien Leigh turned down the role due to acting obligations in her home country of England.
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