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Disraeli (1929)

Passed  -  Biography | Drama | History  -  1 November 1929 (USA)
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Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.

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Complete credited cast:
George Arliss ...
Doris Lloyd ...
Mrs. Travers
David Torrence ...
Lord Probert
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Clarissa
Florence Arliss ...
Anthony Bushell ...
Charles
Michael Visaroff ...
Count Borsinov (as Michael Visocoff S.T.)
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Biopic of the famed British Prime Minister focusing on his concern about Russia's growing interest in the Indian subcontinent and his attempts to buy the Suez Canal. He sees the Canal as the key strategic resource in maintaining the Empire in the East but is unpopular in many quarters. With antisemitism rife at the time, Disraeli finds little support for his plan to purchase the canal or his foreign policy in general. There is no doubt that the Russians are plotting against British interests and he is surrounded by spies, even in his office at 10 Downing St. When the Bank of England refuses to finance the purchase of the available shares he turns to private sources to raise the available cash only to find the conspirators one step ahead of him. Written by garykmcd

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1 November 1929 (USA)  »

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Adapted from a Broadway play by Louis N. Parker. The original stage production of "Disraeli" also starred George Arliss and opened on Sep 18, 1911 at Wallack's Theatre in New York and ran for 280 performances. It was revived in 1912, 1917 (again with George Arliss) and 1927. See more »

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Benjamin Disraeli: I tell you, a ferment is at work all over the world. Titanic forces are unchained in America, forces you have no conception of. The spirit of nationality is aroused in France, in Italy, in Germany! New wine has been poured into old bottles, and an explosion must follow sooner or later. I shall not live to see it, but I hear the seething of the yeast.
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Featured in The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943) See more »

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God Save the Queen
Music attributed to Henry Carey (1744)
Played at the end, when Queen Victoria is shown
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30 August 2003 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

Get yourself through the first 10 or 15 minutes of kind of boring babble and get set to totally enjoy the performance of George Arliss (as well as he real life wife playing his wife). I was totally surprised at the quality of this film. The man was a delight to watch.


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