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      Prince of Players

      1955 1h 42m Biography List
      Reviews 57% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings This biopic follows the story of Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth (Richard Burton) and his rise to fame. Edwin's career begins when he replaces his alcoholic father, the great actor Junius Brutus Booth (Raymond Massey), in a production of "Richard III" after Junius forgets his lines. As an adult, Edwin performs many lead roles and sparks a rivalry with his brother, John Wilkes (John Derek). But after his brief time as a celebrity, Edwin's career is cut short by family tragedy. Read More Read Less

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      Steve D Burton is all it has but that is enough. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/02/23 Full Review ashley h Prince of Players is an amazing film. Richard Burton gives an excellent performance as Edwin Booth. The screenplay is well written. The costumes are well made and so are the sets. Philip Dunne did a good job directing this movie. I enjoyed this motion picture because of the drama and the history. Prince of Players is a must see. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis This biopic follows the story of Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth (Richard Burton) and his rise to fame. Edwin's career begins when he replaces his alcoholic father, the great actor Junius Brutus Booth (Raymond Massey), in a production of "Richard III" after Junius forgets his lines. As an adult, Edwin performs many lead roles and sparks a rivalry with his brother, John Wilkes (John Derek). But after his brief time as a celebrity, Edwin's career is cut short by family tragedy.
      Director
      Philip Dunne
      Screenwriter
      Moss Hart
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 3, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 42m