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John Barrymore (right).
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Beau Brummel
Also known as {Beau Brummell}
(1924) American
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Harry Beaumont

Cast: John Barrymore [Gordon Byron ‘Beau’ Brummel], Mary Astor [Lady Margery Alvanley], Willard Louis [Prince of Wales], Carmel Myers [Lady Hester Stanhope], Irene Rich [Frederica Charlotte, the Duchess of York], Alec B. Francis [Mortimer], William Humphreys [Lord Alvanley], Richard Tucker [Lord Stanhope], André Beranger [Lord Byron], Clarissa Selwynne [Mrs. Wertham], John J. Richardson [Poodles Byng], Claire de Lorez [Lady Manly], Michael Dark [Lord Manly], Templar Saxe [Desmond Wertham], James A. Marcus [Snodgrass, the innkeeper], Betty Brice [Mrs. Snodgrass], Roland Rushton [Mr. Abrahams], Carol Holloway [Kathleen, a maid], Kate Lester [Lady Miora], Rose Dione [Madame Bergere], C.H. Chaldecotte [Timothy], F.F. Guenste [Parkyns, Prince of Wales’ valet], [?] Gustav von Seyffertitz?

Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Scenario by Dorothy Farnum, from the play Beau Brummel by Clyde Fitch. Cinematography by David Abel. / Released 30 March 1924. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Shooting on the film began in September 1923.

Drama: Historical.

Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of EmGee Film Library [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Listing updated: 23 October 2010.

References: Baer-Film p. 20; Everson-American p. 269; Higashi-Virgins p. 81; Kerr-Silent p. 31; Lahue-Gentlemen pp. 17, 18; Limbacher-Feature p. 18; Sweeney-Coming pp. 63, 74 : ClasIm-221 p. 53; ClasIm-302 pp. 6, 12 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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