The Young Mr Pitt

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

This sturdy biopic, written by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, demonstrates Prime Minister Pitt's steadfast conduct during the Napoleonic era and did its bit as a WWII morale-booster. The roll call includes Donat as the handsome Pitt, Morley as his rival, the hissable Fox, Mills as William Wilberforce, Adrian as the playwright Sheridan, Haggard as Nelson, Aylmer as Lord North...and the 25-year-old Lom as Napoleon, a role he'd later reprise to even greater effect in the Vidor War and Peace.


Release details

118 mins

Cast and crew

Carol Reed
Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder
Robert Donat
Robert Morley
Phyllis Calvert
John Mills
Max Adrian
Felix Aylmer
Raymond Lovell
Stephen Haggard
Herbert Lom
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