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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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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Disraeli: The Noble Ladies of Scandal  »

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Trivia

In a separately filmed trailer, Vitaphone production reel #3130, George Arliss speaks to the audience about the film. See more »

Quotes

Lady Clarissa Pevensey: Why do you dislike Mr. Disraeli so much?
Lord Charles Deeford: I neither like him nor dislike him. He's nothing to me.
Lady Clarissa Pevensey: Don't you feel lonely?
Lord Charles Deeford: Lonely?
Lady Clarissa Pevensey: You're the only man in all the world who neither likes nor dislikes Mr. Disraeli.
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Referenced in Roseland (1930) See more »

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Rule Britannia
(1740)
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Words by James Thomson
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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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