Prince of Players

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Prince of Players is a 1955 20th Century Fox biographical film about the 19th century American actor Edwin Booth. The film was directed and produced by Philip Dunne from a screenplay by Moss Hart, based on the book by Eleanor Ruggles. read more

Prince of Players is a 1955 20th Century Fox biographical film about the 19th century American actor Edwin Booth. The film was directed and produced by Philip Dunne from a screenplay by Moss Hart, based on the book by Eleanor Ruggles. The music score was by Bernard Herrmann and the cinematography by Charles G. Clarke. The film was made in CinemaScope and in DeLuxe Color. The cast featured Richard Burton, Maggie McNamara and John Derek, along with Raymond Massey, Charles Bickford, Elizabeth Sellars and Eva Le Gallienne.

Original Release

01/11/1955

US Release

01/11/1955

Cast

Richard Burton Edwin Booth
Maggie McNamara Mary Devlin Booth
John Derek John Wilkes Booth
Raymond Massey Junius Brutus Booth
Charles Bickford Dave Prescott
Elizabeth Sellars Asia Booth
Eleanor Audley Mrs. Montchesington / Actress as Mrs. Montchesington
Mae Marsh Witch in 'Macbeth'
Eva Le Gallienne Gertrude in 'Hamlet' / Gertrude in "Hamlet"
Ian Keith Ghost of Hamlet's Father in 'Hamlet' / Ghost of Hamlet's father in "Hamlet"
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Philip Dunne

Writers

Moss Hart, Eleanor Ruggles, Samuel Fuller

Cast

Richard Burton Edwin Booth
Maggie McNamara Mary Devlin Booth
John Derek John Wilkes Booth
Raymond Massey Junius Brutus Booth
Charles Bickford Dave Prescott
Elizabeth Sellars Asia Booth
Eleanor Audley Mrs. Montchesington / Actress as Mrs. Montchesington
Mae Marsh Witch in 'Macbeth'
Eva Le Gallienne Gertrude in 'Hamlet' / Gertrude in "Hamlet"
Ian Keith Ghost of Hamlet's Father in 'Hamlet' / Ghost of Hamlet's father in "Hamlet"
Steve Darrell Major Rathbone
Lane Chandler Colonel
Christopher Cook Edwin Booth at 10
Sarah Padden Mary Todd Lincoln
Dayton Lummis English Doctor
Bill Walker Old Ben
Mimi Gibson Booth's Little Girl
Henry Rowland Sergeant
Fred Aldrich Stagehand
Louis Alexander John Booth at 12

Producers

Editors

Dorothy Spencer

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