Prince Of Players 1955

Prince of Players

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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
as Edwin Booth
Raymond Massey
as Junius Brutus Booth
Charles Bickford
as Dave Prescott
Maggie McNamara
as Mary Devlin Booth
John Derek
as John Wilkes Booth
Christopher C. Cook
as Edwin Booth (age 10)
Dayton Lummis
as English Doctor
Ian Keith
as King in Hamlet
Paul Stader
as Laertes
Louis Alexander
as John Booth (age 12)
Bill Walker
as Old Ben
Jack Raine
as Theater Manager
Charles Cane
as Theater Assistant
Betty Flint
as Lady Macbeth
Mae Marsh
as Witch in Macbeth
Stanley Hall
as Abraham Lincoln
Sarah Padden
as Mrs. Abe Lincoln
Ruth Clifford
as English Nurse
Ivan Hayes
as Bernardo
Paul H. Frees
as Francisco
Ben Wright
as Horatio
Melinda Markey
as Young Lady
Eleanor Audley
as Mrs. Montchesington
George Dunn
as Doorman
Steve Darrell
as Maj. Rathbone
George Melford
as Stage Doorman
Tom Fadden
as Trenchard
Henry Kulky
as Bartender
Olan Soule
as Catesby
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