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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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
This movie had troubles with the U.S. censor, the Production Code Administration because of the apparent justification of the immoral relationship between the Prince of Wales (Sir Peter Ustinov) and Mrs. Fitzherbert (Rosemary Harris), 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 »
Brummell never protested against the Prince in public speeches. This is pure dramatic invention. See more »
Prince of Wales:
[as King George IV]
It's odd. Most people will count him a failure, and yet, you know, it's not how a man ends up that matters, it's how he has affected the hearts and souls of those around him. It's a measure. Mark my word, it is.
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Sir Peter Ustinov has always been a good actor, even fifty years ago, I noticed when I spotted this movie on television. Is he really so small? Or did they just put so many tall actors around him? I don't know.
However, this is not the right stuff for a movie. It's directed and acted like a stage drama and that's what it should be. Being a film, the old-fashioned plot isn't able to thrill. I was tired anyway and it was hard not to fall asleep.
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