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In 1796, Captain George Bryan "Beau" 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.
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.
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell:
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: When they lady arrived, did you take careful note of her eyes?
Mortimer: One could not avoid it, sir.
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: What color would you say they were?
Mortimer: Violet, sir. Indubitably violet!
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell: At night, yes! But in the daytime, a deep blue. I must have the contemplation ...
The final meeting between a dying Brummell is fiction, as George IV declined the meeting and Brummell was not on his deathbed at the time. He outlived George IV by ten years.