Beau Brummell (1954)

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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.



  • "Beau Brummell" Elizabeth Taylor and Stewart Granger 1954 MGM
  • "Beau Brummell" Elizabeth Taylor 1954 MGM
  • "Beau Brummell" Elizabeth Taylor and Stewart Granger 1954 MGM
  • Stewart Granger and James Hayter in Beau Brummell (1954)
  • Elizabeth Taylor and Stewart Granger in Beau Brummell (1954)
  • Stewart Granger and Peter Ustinov in Beau Brummell (1954)

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9 July 2008 | dbdumonteil
Not so beau.....
Brummel really died in France (in Caen) but not of TB.He actually developed a VD!TB was certainly more romantic .

As we are told in " the man who shot Liberty Valance" ,when history is less beautiful than the legend,let's print the legend.

The cast is very good: Stewart Granger portrays a committed dandy -we are not told he used to spend five hours a day to dress himself- who is a friend of the prince of Wales but who is influenced by the New World and the French Revolution.He looks like a cross between Lafayette (who refused to be at the beck and call of Louis 16th even before the Revolution) and Beaumarchais' s "Figaro ("what did you do to deserve so many goods?You were born (a noble) and that's it").Granger displays panache,dignity and loyalty;Peter Ustinov,gives a performance which reminds me of his effeminate Nero in "Quo Vadis" ;Robert Morley briefly appears as the lunatic king but he makes his scenes count;Elizabeth Taylor's part of a lady who cannot make up her mind- adventure or security- is not one of the actress's best though ;it was her heyday and "Brummel" does not compare favorably to "suddenly last Summer" "giant" or even "the raintree county" or "Ivanhoe".

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