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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.

Director:

Curtis Bernhardt

Writers:

Karl Tunberg (screenplay), Clyde Fitch (based on the play written for Richard Mansfield by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Beau Brummell
Elizabeth Taylor ... Lady Patricia
Peter Ustinov ... Prince of Wales
Robert Morley ... King George III
James Donald ... Lord Edwin Mercer
James Hayter ... Mortimer
Rosemary Harris ... Mrs. Fitzherbert
Paul Rogers ... William Pitt
Noel Willman ... Lord Byron
Peter Dyneley ... Midger
Charles Carson ... Sir Geoffrey Baker
Ernest Clark ... Dr. Warren
Peter Bull ... Mr. Fox
Mark Dignam ... Mr. Burke
Desmond Roberts ... Colonel
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Storyline

In nineteenth century England, Captain George Brummell (Stewart Granger) is an upper-class dandy. He has to leave the Army after having insulted the Prince of Wales (Sir Peter Ustinov). This gives him the opportunity to start a smear campaign against the Prince. The Prince, who is tired of all of the yes-men around him, hires him as his chief advisor. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,762,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Ustinov played the Prince of Wales' younger brother and eventual successor King William IV in Victoria & Albert (2001) and their great-nephew King Edward VII in Strumpet City (1980). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: Mortimer?
Mortimer: Sir?
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: When they lady arrived, did you take careful note of her eyes?
Mortimer: One could not avoid it, sir.
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: What color would you say they were?
Mortimer: Violet, sir. Indubitably violet!
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: At night, yes! But in the daytime, a deep blue. I must have the contemplation room done over in that exact shade. I expect she'll be in it a great deal!
Mortimer: Will she, sir?
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: Indeed! I'm gonna marry her, you know.
[Exits]
[...]
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Connections

Remake of Beau Brummel (1913) See more »

Soundtracks

Rondo
(uncredited)
from "String Quintet in C major"
Music by Luigi Boccherini
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Correcting public errors about Beau
8 May 2017 | by ray-22233See all my reviews

Whether one is a good or bad person doesn't figure for legitimacy as a biography either in a book or movie. Obviously some people haven't a background in literature. King Lear or either Macbeths weren't good people. The point is that Beau Brummell changed forever the way men dressed, conversed and behaved or 'misbehaved' in West End London and it spread throughout the world. If you look at your shirt or trouser or even you underwear you have him to thank for your own version of masculinity, heterosexuality, homosexuality or metrosexuality. Do some research.


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