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The Divine Lady (1929)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | 1929 (Turkey)
The story of the romance between Emma, Lady Hamilton, and British war hero Admiral Horatio Nelson.

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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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Trafalgar  »

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| (1994 UCLA/MOMA restoration)

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

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Reunites H.B. Warner and Victor Varconi from the cast of Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings (1927). See more »

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The Vauxhall carnival sequence, set in 1786, contains a Ferris wheel, which wouldn't be invented for another 100 years. 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)
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Music by Ernesto De Curtis
Lyrics by Giambattista De Curtis
In the score for a Naples scene
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Frank Lloyd was the 1928-29 Best Director Oscar winner
5 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I finally was able to see this early Oscar silent winner: Frank Lloyd was the 1928-29 Best Director Oscar winner. The occasion for showing film was that TCM is honoring Marie Dressler in a series of her movies, and she had a small humorous role in this film.

This movie is based on the semi-true story by E. Barrington. It centers on the affair between Emma, Lady Hamilton and the British naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson, during the Napoleonic Wars. Both were married to other spouses at the time of their affair.

The same general story was later made into the 1941 Kora-directed movie, That Hamilton Woman (1941) with Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier as the two main characters.


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