Young Bess Poster

Release Date: 1953

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 2010

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
When Anne Boleyn (Elaine Stewart) is executed for infidelity, her daughter Elizabeth (Jean Simmons) is sent into exile by King Henry VIII (Charles Laughton). Elizabeth grows into a spirited young woman. Eventually, she is summoned back to London to meet Henry's latest bride, Catherine Parr (Deborah Kerr). She also meets Admiral Thomas Seymour (Stewart Granger) and becomes instantly enamored. Unfortunately for her, the machinations of politics prove far more potent than love.

Cast: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Deborah Kerr, Cecil Kellaway, Leo G. Carroll, Kay Walsh, Elaine Stewart

Director: George Sidney

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: London, Growing up, Love, Forbidden love, Transformation, Fascinating


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