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Young Bess (21-May-1953)

Director: George Sidney

Writers: Jan Lustig; Arthur Wimperis

From novel: Young Bess by Margaret Irwin

Music by: Miklos Rozsa

Producer: Sidney Franklin

Keywords: Drama, Biography, British Royalty

Fictionalized biography of Queen Elizabeth I, prior to her accession to the throne. Before that point, her position was always precarious. Bess is in love with the ambitious and opportunistic Thomas Seymour, brother of Lady Jane Seymour; he however marries Bess's stepmother, Catherine Parr. Received Oscar nominations for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Oscars.

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CAST

Starring
Jean Simmons   ...   Young Bess
Stewart Granger   ...   Thomas Seymour
Deborah Kerr   ...   Catherine
Charles Laughton   ...   King Henry
With
Kay Walsh   ...   Mrs. Ashley
Guy Rolfe   ...   Ned Seymour
Kathleen Byron   ...   Ann Seymour
Cecil Kellaway   ...   Mr. Parry
Rex Thompson   ...   Edward
Robert Arthur   ...   Barnaby
Leo G. Carroll   ...   Mr. Mums
Norma Varden   ...   Lady Tyrwhitt
Alan Napier   ...   Robert Tyrwhitt
Noreen Corcoran   ...   Young Bess Age 6
Ivan Triesault   ...   Danish Envoy
Elaine Stewart   ...   Anne Boleyn
Dawn Addams   ...   Kate Howard
Doris Lloyd   ...   Mother Jack
Lumsden Hare   ...   Archbishop Cranmer
Lester Matthews   ...   Sir William Paget

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