Mrs. Fitzherbert (film)
Mrs. Fitzherbert, also known as Princess Fitz and A Court Secret, is a rarely seen 1947 British historical drama film directed by Montgomery Tully and starring Peter Graves, Joyce Howard and Leslie Banks. It depicts the relationship between George IV and Maria Fitzherbert. It is an adaptation of the 1945 novel Princess Fitz by Winifred Carter
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|Directed by||Montgomery Tully|
|Produced by||Louis H. Jackson|
|Written by||Montgomery Tully|
|Based on||the novel Princess Fitz by Winifred Carter|
|Music by||Stanley Black|
|Edited by||Charles Hasse|
|Distributed by||Pathé Pictures International (UK)|
|3 December 1947 (London) (UK)|
The Prince Regent falls in love with Mrs. Fitzherbert, a Catholic widow, but because of their great social divide, she laughs at his advances. The distraught prince responds with a suicide attempt. Mrs. Fitzherbert feels compassion, and the couple are secretly married. Unfortunately, their secret soon becomes the stuff of gossip and rumour, and when this threatens the relationship between the prince and the king, the prince denies his marriage. The jilted Mrs. Fitzherbert then runs away, and the prince marries the woman to whom he was originally betrothed.
- Peter Graves as Prince of Wales
- Joyce Howard as Maria Fitzherbert
- Leslie Banks as Charles James Fox
- Margaretta Scott as Lady Jersey
- Wanda Rotha as Princess Caroline of Brunswick
- Mary Clare as Duchess of Devonshire
- Frederick Valk as George III
- Ralph Truman as Richard Brinsley Sheridan
- John Stuart as Duke of Bedford
- Helen Haye as Lady Sefton
- Chili Bouchier as Norris
- Lily Kann as Queen Charlotte
- Lawrence O'Madden as Lord Southampton
- Frederick Leister as Henry Errington
- Scott Forbes as Prince William
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