The House of Rothschild (1934)

Passed  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  7 April 1934 (USA)
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The wealthy Rothschild family undergoes prejudice from the anti-Semitic society they live within.


(as Alfred Werker) , (uncredited)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Fitzroy
Arthur Byron ...
Helen Westley ...
Gudula Rothschild
Florence Arliss ...
Hannah Rothschild
Holmes Herbert ...
Paul Harvey ...
Solomon Rothschild
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Amschel Rothschild (as Ivan Simpson)
Noel Madison ...
Carl Rothschild
Murray Kinnell ...


The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against Jews. Written by Col Needham <>

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7 April 1934 (USA)  »

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(copyright length) | (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)


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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of two films produced by Darryl F. Zanuck in the space of two years to cover the rise of Napoleon. The other film Lloyd's of London (1936) also made a star of Tyrone Power. See more »


Count Ledrantz: You won your fight with me, Jew, but remember, victory may have been won too dearly.
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Referenced in Dad's Army: War Dance (1969) See more »


German National Anthem (Das Lied der Deutschen)
(1797) (uncredited)
(Also called "Deutschland Über Alles")
Music by Joseph Haydn (1797)
Arranged by Alfred Newman
Played in the score when the Vienna Office is shown
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The Fox Movie Channel ran it with the ending in black and white.
31 December 2005 | by (South San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I also watched it the other day on the Fox Movie Channel and the final sequence was indeed not in color. That surprised me because I thought that surely their vault would have contained a print with the Technicolor finale.

About 15 years ago, the Castro Cinema here in San Francisco showed a series of 20th Century Fox classic films, all with 35 mm prints. The House Of Rothschild was shown with the beautiful Technicolor final sequence. The fact that it was not shown that way on the FMC was disappointing, but it was still great to see the film again, as it's so rarely shown.

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