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Beau Brummell Details


As an actor, British film star Stewart Granger was very handsome, but this is all that is required of him in Beau Brummell. Granger plays the famed 18th-century dandy and social arbiter who rises from poverty to become the adviser and severest critic of the Prince of Wales (marvelously portrayed as a self-involved neurotic by Peter Ustinov). Secure in his station in life, Brummell goes one step too far when he jokes about the Prince's obesity. The future King George IV will forget the whole thing if Brummell will apologize, but the haughty trendsetter refuses to do so. Brummell is banished from court, losing everything -- including his chance at finding happiness with the aristocratic Elizabeth Taylor -- in the process. Filmed on location in England, Beau Brummell was based on the same war-horse play by Clyde Fitch that had served as the inspiration for the 1924 Clyde Fitch starring John Barrymore. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Stewart Granger
as Capt. George Brummel
Elizabeth Taylor
as Patricia Belham
Peter Ustinov
as Prince of Wales
Robert Morley
as George III
James Donald
as Lord Edwin Mercer
James Hayter
as Mortimer
Rosemary Harris
as Mrs. Fitzherbert
Paul Rogers
as William Pitt
Noel Willman
as Lord Byron
Peter Dyneley
as Midger
Charles Carson
as Sir Geoffrey Baker
Peter Bull
as Mr. Fox
Des Roberts
as Colonel
Ralph Truman
as Sir Frederick Sidney
Henry Oscar
as Dr. Willis
Harold Kasket
as Mayor
Ernest Clark
as Dr. Warren
Finlay Currie
as McIver
Ernest Clark
as Dr. Warren


Curtis Bernhardt
Sam Zimbalist
Karl Tunberg
Clyde Fitch
Play Author
Oswald Morris
Alfred Junge
Art Director
Elizabeth Haffenden
Costume Designer