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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
Noel Willman ... 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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Oddly enough " Beau Brummell " was chosen for the Royal Film Performance of 1954. Apparently the young Queen Elizabeth II was quite amused by Robert Morley's interpretation of her ancestor. See more »

Goofs

When the mad King George III hides from Brummel and the prince behind the draperies, the boom shadow makes a prominent appearance on the wall at the top right of the screen. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in No Way to Treat a Lady (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Rondo
(uncredited)
from "String Quintet in C major"
Music by Luigi Boccherini
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A little boring, but pretty to watch
19 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

In the 1950s, VistaVision and Technicolor made way for an entirely new genre of films: historical epics. They'd been made before, but never in vivid color, widescreen ratio, and high resolution. Tons of films came out of the decade, like Ivanhoe, Raintree County, and Beau Brummell. Coincidentally, those all starred Elizabeth Taylor. She just looks lovely in Technicolor, doesn't she?

Beau Brummell is a biopic, about the love-hate friendship between the title character and the Prince of Wales, played by Stewart Granger and Peter Ustinov, respectively. It gets a little wordy, since it was based off a play, but those who like lots of beautiful sets and costumes to look at will be sufficiently distracted. The distraction for everyone will be Elizabeth Taylor, and she sparkles in the few romantic scenes she's given.

It's not a fantastic movie, but it won't hurt you to watch it, if you like historical movies, or the 1800s in particular. If you're not fully invested though, it might get a little boring.


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