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The House of Rothschild (1934)

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

Directors:

(as Alfred Werker), (uncredited)

Writers:

(screen play), (based on a play by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

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

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 <col@imdb.com>

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Release Date:

7 April 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

George Hembert Westley's play was unpublished, but copyrighted 11 May 1932. See more »

Quotes

Count Ledrantz: You won your fight with me, Jew, but remember, victory may have been won too dearly.
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Connections

Referenced in Dad's Army: War Dance (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

See the Conquering Hero Comes
(uncredited)
from "Joshua"
Music by George Frideric Handel
Arranged by Alfred Newman
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The House of Rothschild was the most lavish film by Daryl F. Zanuck
25 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the person of Nathan Rothschild, overlord of the international banking house that shaped the destiny of Europe, George Arliss has found his most congenial role since Disraeli. The story provides a fasinating study of internatinal intrigue in the nineteenth century. It is presented straight-forwardly, without apology or sentimentality. Because of its lack of dramatic sequence, the picture lapses into passages that become monotonous. The injection of a romantic episode between Nathan's daughter and a Gentile British office, with its mixed-marriage problem during those years, is tritely handled. This film is rarely shown over the years in America and is controversal at times. On the whole, the picture has been skillfully cast, and there are good performances by George Arliss, Reginald Owen and Boris Karloff who gives an excellent performance as Baron Ledrantz.


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