The story of British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli and the purchase by England of the Suez Canal.

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Benjamin Disraeli
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Lady Beaconsfield (as Mrs. George Arliss)
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Mrs. Noel Travers
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Clarissa
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Charles, Viscount Deeford
E.J. Ratcliffe ...
Hugh Meyers
Henry Carvill ...
Duke of Glastonbury
Grace Griswold ...
Duchess of Glastonbury
Noel Tearle ...
Foljambe
Fred Nicholls ...
Butler
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The story of British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli and the purchase by England of the Suez Canal.

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This film was screened intact at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947. Today it is a lost film with only one reel surviving at the George Eastman House, Rochester. See more »

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Referenced in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) See more »

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