Original Australian daybill
|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)|
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.
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 - Prince of Wales
- Joyce Howard - Maria Fitzherbert
- Leslie Banks - Charles James Fox
- Margaretta Scott - Lady Jersey
- Wanda Rotha - Princess Caroline of Brunswick
- Mary Clare - Duchess of Devonshire
- Frederick Valk - George III
- Ralph Truman - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
- John Stuart - Duke of Bedford
- Helen Haye - Lady Sefton
- Chili Bouchier - Norris
- Lily Kann - Queen Charlotte
- Lawrence O'Madden - Lord Southampton
- Frederick Leister - Henry Errington
- Scott Forbes - Prince William
- "Obituary: Chili Bouchier". The Independent.
- "Mrs. Fitzherbert". BFI.
- "Mrs. Fitzherbert (1947) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- "Movie Review - Mrs Fitzherbert - THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; 'Mrs. Fitzherbert,' British Film at Normandie--Peter Graves and Joyce Howard in Cast - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com.
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