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The Prime Minister (1941)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 3 May 1941 (UK)
A biopic of the legendary Benjamin Disraeli, his rise from a foppish young novelist to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and confidante of Queen Victoria.

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A biopic of the legendary Benjamin Disraeli, his rise from a foppish young novelist to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and confidante of Queen Victoria.

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Trivia

Although there is an onscreen copyright statement in the print, there is no record of it in the copyright registry. See more »

Goofs

The two Strauß waltzes played at Count D'Orsay's party and attended by a young Disraeli were actually both written after Disraeli's death in 1881. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin 'Dizzy' Disraeli, aka Lord Beaconsfield- Disraeli: In an autocracy, the leader is the people. Europe is at the mercy of the most ruthless band of autocrats the world has yet seen. I know these dictators, these men of blood and iron, they have one weakness; they are always in a hurry. Their god is power, and its kingdom is on this Earth. They are men without humility and without hearts. The virtues we hold dear they call weaknesses, and what we love they despise. They hold themselves a race apart, divinely ordained to rule the world to the ...
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Soundtracks

Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz) op. 437
(1889) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Arranged by Jack Beaver
Played by the orchestra for dancing at Count D'Orsay's party
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Film omits fact that Disraeli was Jewish
20 August 2000 | by (Fremont, California, USA) – See all my reviews

This film had one serious flaw. It did not mention even once that Disraeli was Jewish. Almost the whole history of Disraeli's personal and political life was a history of struggling to overcome Anti-Semitism and struggling to be accepted into mainstream British society.Just describing the history of a dandy young man and novelist who becomes one of the rising stars of a young group of politicians during the earlyVictorian period doesn't give us the complete story of the real Disraeli


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