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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:
Korda's take on Lord Nelson and Lady Emma 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The King & Queen of Naples depicted in the movie are Ferdinando IV and Maria Carolina d'Austria. Ferdinando IV was member of the Bourbon/Borbon/Borbone family, a French dynasty which came to Italy by way of Spain. (When the kingdoms of southern Italy were "rebooted" after the Napoléon Bonaparte Wars, this king's designation was changed to Ferdinando I of Two Sicilies, so you may find him listed as such in reference books.) Ferdinando's elder brother was King Carlos IV of Spain, and their first cousin King Louis XVI of France was married to Marie Antoinette, sister of Maria Carolina. The latter's fanatical personality as shown here was fueled by grief over the French Revolutionary executions of Louis and Antoinette in 1793. The close connections between all these rulers are a testament to the incestuous nature of European international politics in the 18th century.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: During the battle of Trafalgar, a ship with four gun decks is shown burning and sinking. This can only be the Spanish ship Santísima Trinidad, the only ship in the battle with four gun decks, and the largest and most powerful 'battleship' in the world at the time. The real Santísima Trinidad was captured by the British and taken in tow as a war prize, but was lost in a storm at sea on its way to England.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Cadogan-Lyon:[Greeting a lady in waiting for the Queen of Naples] Good morning, your ladyship. My daughter, her ladyship, is still resting. And how is Her Majesty's sore throat? You know the best thing for a sore throat is to wrap a woolen sock around your neck before bed.
Sir William Hamilton:Good morning, your ladyship.
[to Emma's mother]
Sir William Hamilton:Is Emma still asleep?
Mrs. Cadogan-Lyon:She is asleep. In my village, a husband just turns round in bed to look for himself.
Sir William Hamilton:Yes, and the Queen of Naples does not wear woolen socks!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in War Stories (2006) (TV)See more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Korda's take on Lord Nelson and Lady Emma, 30 January 2005
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

One of the best known stories of adultery in British history is the one between Lord Horatio Nelson and the enchanting Emma Hamilton. This film by Alexander Korda takes that story and does not disappoint.

In the pivotal role of Emma, Vivien Leigh shines in a role that came not long after her international triumph in 'Gone With The Wind'. Her Emma is flirty, scheming, and delightful, and you can see why she captured the heart of Nelson. The part of Nelson is taken by Vivien Leigh's real-life husband, Laurence Olivier, and his stuffed-shirt persona suits the role perfectly.

In support, Alan Mowbray (as the cuckolded Lord Hamilton), and Gladys Cooper (as the snide Lady Nelson), are excellent, and the standard of script, photography, and direction is high throughout.

This was said to be Winston Churchill's favourite wartime film, and you can see the attraction. It was given a coda which showed that Emma didn't profit from her liaison but this is a small price to pay for such a sumptuous and engaging film.

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