Beau Brummell

Beau Brummell

Director: Harry Beaumont

Cast: Harry Beaumont, John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis

     
 

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John Barrymore is virtually the entire show as 18th-century British fashion plate Beau Brummel. Thanks to his sartorial splendor and quick wit, Brummel is a favorite of the Prince of Wales (Willard Louis)--and with several ladies, though his heart belongs to the beautiful, unobtainable Lady Margery Avanley (played by 17-year-old Mary Astor, who during filming was…  See more details below

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John Barrymore is virtually the entire show as 18th-century British fashion plate Beau Brummel. Thanks to his sartorial splendor and quick wit, Brummel is a favorite of the Prince of Wales (Willard Louis)--and with several ladies, though his heart belongs to the beautiful, unobtainable Lady Margery Avanley (played by 17-year-old Mary Astor, who during filming was carrying on a most passionate affair with her leading man). The arrogant Brummel falls from grace after insulting the Prince and then refusing to apologize. We last see Brummel in an asylum, dressed in rags, but with still enough pride to turn away his true love rather than allow her to throw her life away on him. John Barrymore is superb throughout, especially in the poignant sequences after his descent into poverty and disgrace.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/2009
UPC:
0883316167700
Original Release:
1924
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
52,105

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Barrymore George Bryan Brummet
Mary Astor Margery Avonley
Willard Louis Prince of Wales
Irene Rich Duchess of York
Alec B. Francis Mortimer
Carmel Myers Lady Hester Stanhope
William Humphreys Lord Avanlev
Richard Tucker Lord Stanhope
André Beranger Lord Byron
Claire de Lorez Lady Manly
Michael Dark Lord Manly
Templar Saxe Desmond Wertham
James Marcus English Innkeeper
Roland Rushton Mr. Abrahms
Clarissa Selwynne Mrs. Wertham
William Humphrey Actor
John J. Richardson Actor
Betty Brice Actor
Carol Holloway Actor
Kate Lester Actor
Rose Dione Actor
C.H. Chaldecotte Actor
F.F. Guenste Actor
Beaudine Anderson Actor

Technical Credits
Harry Beaumont Director
Dave Abel Cinematographer
Dorothy Farnum Screenwriter
Clyde Fitch Original Story

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