Young Bess

Young Bess (1953)

The mother died under the executioner's axe; the daughter rose to become England's greatest monarch -- the brilliant and cunning Queen Elizabeth I. Jean Simmons portrays young Bess in this rich tapestry of a film that traces the tumultuous, danger-fraught years from Elizabeth's birth to her unexpected ascension to the throne at a mere 25. Charles Laughton reprises his Academy Award®-winning* role as her formidable father Henry VIII. Deborah Kerr plays her last stepmother (and Henry's last of six wives), gentle Catherine Parr. And Simmons' then real-life husband, Stewart Granger, adds heroics as Lord Admiral Thomas Seymour. In a resplendent world of adventure, romance and court intrigue, Young Bess reigns.

Writing:
  • Arthur Wimperis
  • Jan Lustig
  • Margaret Irwin
Directing:
  • George Sidney
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  • Release Date: 1953-05-29
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 112

Leo G. Carroll

Mr. Mums

Ivan Triesault

Danish Envoy

Elaine Stewart

Anne Boleyn

Guy Rolfe

Ned Seymour

Kay Walsh

Mrs. Ashley

Kathleen Byron

Ann Seymour

Doris Lloyd

Mother Jack

Jean Simmons

Young Bess (Queen Elizabeth I)

Lester Matthews

Sir William Paget

Norma Varden

Lady Tyrwhitt

Lumsden Hare

Archbishop Cranmer

Alan Napier

Robert Tyrwhitt

Dawn Addams

Kate Howard

Stewart Granger

Thomas Seymour

Deborah Kerr

Catherine Parr

Charles Laughton

King Henry VIII

Cecil Kellaway

Mr. Parry

Rex Thompson

Prince Edward / King Edward VI
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