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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.
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.
That Hamilton Woman -- New video interview with author and editor Michael Korda.

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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:
A haunting beauty whose fate is entwined with a craggy sea warrior See more (47 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
John Shanks .... second unit manager (uncredited)
 
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:
In one scene, Lord Nelson reports that he has received orders from Admiral Samuel Hood. Laurence Olivier later played Admiral Hood in The Bounty (1984).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The UK had no formal registrations of births prior to 1837. The only records were those of baptisms at parish churches.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:
Edited into Master of the World (1961)See more »

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28 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A haunting beauty whose fate is entwined with a craggy sea warrior, 9 September 2001
Author: lora64 from Canada

I recall seeing this film when I was very young and felt sad about it. Now that I'm almost very old I still find it fascinating to watch. It seemed strange how Emma (Vivien Leigh) could rise to such prominence in life to become a Lady Hamilton and eventually fall so low, yes and sadly.

The movie begins at the lower rung, in her later life as she's caught stealing and put in prison where she recounts her story to others. We are taken back in time to her youth and arrival in Italy where, after some thoughtful consideration of her situation in life, Emma agrees to marry the elderly Sir Hamilton, and rather enjoys her position as Lady Hamilton, a glittering socialite.

Events of Napoleonic wartime bring Lord Nelson (Laurence Olivier) into their sphere when in need of supplies and he also seeks to warn them. Yet it is Fate that draws these two, Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, together in one of the great love stories of their time. It is touching to note Emma's care and concern for Horatio when his health is needing attention. For years their bittersweet romance must struggle to blossom against the ill-will of public opinion.

Vivien Leigh never looked more beautiful and one can see more of the true person she was after setting aside her role in "Gone With the Wind." Laurence Olivier, an actor of many disguises, is well masked in the injuries that Lord Nelson sustained in battle. One can almost feel he is the victim of circumstances as he moves from battles to home front. I don't know that much about the real history or the current politics involved when the movie was made but I always regarded this film as one of the great love stories of the past.

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