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That Hamilton Woman -- That Hamilton Woman is a gripping account of the scandalous adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer Lord Horatio Nelson and the renowned beauty Emma, Lady Hamilton, the wife of a British ambassador.

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Director:
Writers:
Walter Reisch (original screenplay) &
R.C. Sherriff (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 April 1941 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Sir William Hamilton, a widower of mature years, is British ambassador to the Court of Naples. Emma... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Vivien upstages her husband on film! See more (46 total) »

Cast

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Vivien Leigh ... Emma Lady Hamilton

Laurence Olivier ... Lord Horatio Nelson

Alan Mowbray ... Sir William Hamilton

Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Cadogan-Lyon

Gladys Cooper ... Lady Frances Nelson

Henry Wilcoxon ... Captain Hardy
Heather Angel ... A Streetgirl
Halliwell Hobbes ... Rev. Nelson
Gilbert Emery ... Lord Spencer

Miles Mander ... Lord Keith

Ronald Sinclair ... Josiah
Luis Alberni ... King of Naples
Norma Drury Boleslavsky ... Queen of Naples (as Norma Drury)
Olaf Hytten ... Gavin
Juliette Compton ... Lady Spencer
Guy Kingsford ... Captain Troubridge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonard Carey ... Orderly (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Ship's Minister (uncredited)
George Davis ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ... Boy (uncredited)
Russ Powell ... Servant (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Ship's Medic (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Korda 
 
Writing credits
Walter Reisch (original screenplay) &
R.C. Sherriff (original screenplay)

Produced by
Alexander Korda .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miklós Rózsa  (as Miklos Rozsa)
 
Cinematography by
Rudolph Maté 
 
Production Design by
Vincent Korda 
 
Art Direction by
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Reynolds Wheeler)
 
Costume Design by
René Hubert  (as Rene Hubert)
 
Makeup Department
Robert Stephanoff .... makeup artist (as Blagoe Stephanoff)
 
Production Management
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter Mayo .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Julia Heron .... interior decorator
 
Sound Department
William A. Wilmarth .... sound (as William H. Wilmarth)
Jack Whitney .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... special effects (as Lawrence Butler)
Philippo Guidobaldi .... special effects (uncredited)
Lee Zavitz .... special effects: oversaw destruction of the French fleet scenes (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Linden .... special sequences photographer
Burnett Guffey .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Best .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
William Hornbeck .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Eugene Zador .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mozelle Miller .... stand-in: Ms. Leigh (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
128 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | USA:Approved (certificate #6915) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
One of Winston Churchill's hobbies was writing for movies as ghost writer. He wrote two of Nelson's speeches, as propaganda pieces against Germany, which was invading Europe at the time the movie was filmed and released.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: At a victory party for Nelson in 1798, a band plays "A Life on the Ocean Waves," the Royal Marines March written by Henry Russell in the 1830s.See more »
Quotes:
Emma:...and I forgot London, and the old ways. I was young. I healed quickly. I learned French and Italian, music and dancing. And one day, I had more than I ever dreamed of. I became his wife... Emma, Lady Hamilton.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Into the Storm (2009) (TV)See more »

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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Vivien upstages her husband on film!, 5 May 2001
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

If nothing else, 'That Hamilton Woman' proved two things: Vivien Leigh is just as beautiful in black and white as she is in the glorious technicolor of 'GWTW'; and when it comes to the cinema, her acting technique on screen is every bit as expert as Laurence Olivier's. (In fact, Olivier himself admitted this when he saw a screening of her Scarlett O'Hara performance.)

At any rate, my main interest in seeing this film was that I learned it was Winston Churchill's favorite movie during World War II, dealing as it does with the British admiralty and the threat of war and domination. As Lady Hamilton, Vivien Leigh narrates the story and since it is told from her viewpoint, she manages to dominate with her beauty and acting prowess. How she rises from abject poverty to become Lord Nelson's mistress makes up the bulk of the story--which sometimes seems a bit unbelievable. However, since both stars were at the time married to others, one can easily see that these roles suited both of them to perfection. Surely, if anyone could identify with these characters, they could!

Slow moving in spots, handsomely photographed in black and white, it is interesting to note how very British Leigh actually was when not assuming a more American way of talking (as in 'GWTW') -- proof indeed that she was a good actress. Of all of her films after "Gone with the Wind", I prefer her in 'Waterloo Bridge' (with Robert Taylor). Following that, I would choose this one.

Some of the ships are obvious models--but other than that, the production is a handsome one. Worth seeing for the two stars alone.

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