Prince of Players Poster

Release Date: 1955

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Richard Burton, Maggie McNamara, John Derek, Raymond Massey, Charles Bickford, Elizabeth Sellars, Eva Le Gallienne, Bill Walker

Director: Philip Dunne

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: New York City, Rivalry, Touching, Love, Wife, Growing up, Emotional