Beau Brummell Overview:

Beau Brummell (1954) was a Drama - Biographical Film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and produced by Sam Zimbalist.


Lavishly told story of George Bryan Brummel, a commoner born in the era of Napoleon who uses wit, brilliance, and sartorial flair to align himself with the future King George IV. Lush settings in authentic locations and Taylor in Regency costume make this an appealing eyeful. The 1924 silent version starred John Barrymore.

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On Blu-ray: Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor, and Peter Ustinov in Beau Brummell (1954)

By KC on Jun 3, 2020 From Classic Movies

Of all the screen adaptations of Beau Brummell, the 1954 MGM production is the most lavish. With grand settings, gorgeous costumes, and attractive stars, it is drawn directly from the studio’s basic blueprint for glossy historical dramas. Now available on Blu-ray from Warner Archive, the film ... Read full article

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Lord George Gordon Byron: The trouble with most men of superior intellect is their pride. And a proud man can be just as foolish as a fool.

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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 use of the word 'damn'. Changes were made but the running time remained the same.
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