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The Divine Lady (1929)

 -  Drama | History | Romance  -  1929 (Turkey)
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The story of the romance between Emma, Lady Hamilton, and British war hero Admiral Horatio Nelson.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Emma Hart
Victor Varconi ...
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Ian Keith ...
Honorable Charles Greville
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Mrs. Hart
Montagu Love ...
Captain Hardy
William Conklin ...
Romney
Dorothy Cumming ...
Queen Maria Carolina
Michael Vavitch ...
King Ferdinand
Evelyn Hall ...
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Lady Nelson
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Young lieutenant
Godfrey Craig ...
Powder Monkey
Howard Hickenlooper ...
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Storyline

A partly fictionalized account of history begins with the arrival of slatternly Emma Hart, a cook's daughter, at the home of Charles Greville. Greville takes her as his lover and grooms her until their relationship becomes an inconvenience. Greville then dupes Emma into traveling to Naples to live with his uncle, Lord Hamilton, ambassador to the court at Naples. Realizing that Greville has abandoned her, Emma agrees to marry Lord Hamilton. Soon, however, she meets Admiral Horatio Nelson of the British Navy. Emma plays a crucial role in convincing Naples to open its ports to Nelson during his campaign against Napoleon's French fleet. Soon, Emma and the married Nelson become romantically involved -- a relationship which will have consequences for them both. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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1929 (Turkey)  »

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| (1994 UCLA/MOMA restoration)

Sound Mix:

| (musical score and sound effects) (Western Electric Apparatus)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the very first sound film ever exhibited in Argentina. Max Glücksmann presented this film, which was distributed by MGM, with its original Vitaphone soundtrack in the Grand Splendid Movie Theater that also have Movietone equipment. See more »

Goofs

During the naval battle sequence a modern bridge can be seen in the far distance. See more »

Quotes

Honorable Charles Greville: [about Emma] I am sorry to lose a good cook, but I will not tolerate a brazen hussy.
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Version of Nelson (1918) See more »

Soundtracks

Torna a Surriento (Return to Sorrento)
(1902)
Music by Ernesto de Curtis
Lyrics by Giambattista De Curtis
In the score for a Naples scene
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restored early Oscar winner has some moments..not a great film
20 June 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Divine Lady,the Oscar winner for Best Director,Frank Lloyd, has recently been restored and has shown up on TCM. I saw it on the big screen at a Vitaphone film festival. Since it was a very late silent,it had a vitaphone soundtrack and even a theme song.The film tells the story of the romance of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton The movie has some lovely visual moments. The most memorable being,the two lovers on a swing and a battle at sea. But the film is a little slow going and the male lead is stiff and lacks charisma. Frank Lloyd is best remembered for the 1935 version of Mutiny on the Bounty, which shares with this film,historical characters and sea experiences.However, Mutiny on the Bounty is a much better film. For the best version of the story of Hamilton and Nelson, see the wonderful,Vivian Leigh- Laurence Olivier-movie-That Hamilton Woman.


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