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Prince of Players(1955)

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Brief Synopsis

Life and career of the great American stage actor Edwin Booth, including his troubled brother, John Wilkes, who gained lasting infamy by assassinating President Abraham Lincoln.

Cast & Crew

Philip Dunne Director
Richard Burton Edwin ["Ned"] Booth
Maggie McNamara Mary Devlin
John Derek John Wilkes Booth
Raymond Massey Junius Brutus Booth
Charles Bickford Dave Prescott
Eva Le Gallienne Queen Gertrude in Hamlet
Christopher Cook Edwin Booth, age 10
Dayton Lummis English doctor
Ian Keith King in Hamlet
Paul Stader Laertes
Louis Alexander John Wilkes Booth, age 12
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 10 Jan 1955
Release Date:  1955 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
EBX; AFI
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  102 or 105 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,172    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • Fascinating

    juniobooth 2014-09-29

    Watched to see Burton act Shakespeare,not realizing Edwin was THAT Booth's brother.Good to see John Derek,too.Loved seeing the performances out in the... MORE>

  • Prince of Players

    Rob Brantley 2011-05-05

    I saw part of this on TCM recently, and then sought another airing date and the website says that it is not scheduled. TCM, please get this film back on... MORE>

  • Great Movie!!

    Bec 2008-02-14

    I have seen this many years ago on American Movie Classics. I really hope TCM shows this movie. This movie portrays the effects of John Wilkes Booth's... MORE>