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Beau Brummell (1954)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 16 November 1954 (UK)
In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Beau Brummell
... Lady Patricia
... Prince of Wales
... King George III
... Lord Edwin Mercer
... Mortimer
... Mrs. Fitzherbert
... William Pitt
... Lord Byron
... Midger
... Sir Geoffrey Baker
... Dr. Warren
... Mr. Fox
... Mr. Burke
... Colonel
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Storyline

In 19th century England, captain George Brummell is an upper-class dandy. He has to leave the army after having insulted the crown prince. This gives him the opportunity to start a smear campaign against the prince. The prince, who is tired of all the yes-men around him, hires him as his chief advisor. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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16 November 1954 (UK)  »

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The Life and Times of Beau Brummell  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,762,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,049,000, 31 December 1954

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,701,000, 31 December 1954
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film had troubles with the US censor, the Production Code Administration because of the apparent justification of the immoral relationship between the Prince Regent and Mrs Fitzherbert, because a steward at a gentlemen's club had the manner of a 'sex pervert', because the Prince checks the gender of a dog and because of the use of the word 'damn'. Changes were made but the running time remained the same. See more »

Goofs

Brummell never protested against the Prince in public speeches. This is pure dramatic invention. See more »

Quotes

George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: Who's your fat friend?
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Connections

Referenced in An Evening with Sir Peter Ustinov (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Entente Cordiale
(uncredited)
Music by Gabriel Allier
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Granger Shines in Brummell Tale ***
22 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Giving up a military career when he is rude to the Prince of Wales, Stewart Granger is excellent as the handsome gentleman consumed with looking great and cavorting with upper class society in this elegant film.

Peter Ustinov is just marvelous as The Prince of Wales. Again and again, he shows that he was just born to play these majestic spots. Robert Morely is fabulous in the one scene that he appears in the film as the insane king.

The weak link here is Elizabeth Taylor. She seems like she is acting in 1944's "National Velvet."

The picture is a wonderful study of class values, snobbery and redemption in the end.


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