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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:
Emma - The Trophy Wife 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)
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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:
Factual errors: When Nelson first calls at Naples, he was captain of the Agamemnon in the Mediterranean. This meant he was part of the White Squadron and should have flown a white ensign, not a blue/ red one. Also, the ensign would have had a different flag in the canton as the cross of St Patrick was not added to the Union flag until 1801.See more »
Quotes:
[Emma has just recounted her story to her cellmate, ending with her learning of Nelson's death]
The Streetgirl:And then?
Emma:Then what?
The Streetgirl:What happened after?
Emma:There is no "then". There is no "after".
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Into the Storm (2009) (TV)See more »

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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Emma - The Trophy Wife, 29 January 2004
Author: Howard Morley (luke@morleys.demon.co.uk) from London, England

Told by Emma Hart (Vivien Leigh) as a flashback on her life when she was on hard times later in her life, the film portrays her rise to courtly fame and fall from social grace after her affair with the Lord Horatio Nelson (Lawrence Olivier).She is supported by her mother, (Sara Allgood) and makes the acquaintance of the British envoy (Hamilton) to Naples in about 1798.The latter is looking for a trophy wife to add to his collection of sculptures being something of an aesthete and he manages to successfully disabuse Emma from the idea that her fiance will follow her onto Naples.Later he pursades Emma to marry him, more as a platonic relationship to show off.(Nothing has changed).All goes well and Emma further rises in court circles by befriending the King and Queen of Naples.

One day a 21 gun salute announces the arrival in the bay of Naples of the Lord Horatio Nelson on a diplomatic mission.Inevitably he and Emma have their grand affair and the British envoy seems to take it on the chin, (high society did not marry for love in those days).Unfortunately although it is love, Mrs Nelson(Dame Gladys Cooper) will not give Horatio the divorce he craves and his career could mean you were years between meetings with your spouse.The affair will not help his career with the Admiralty either.Of course the day dawns (October 21 1805) off the Cape of Trafalgar (Spain) when Britain took on the combined French and Spanish fleets under Nelson's command.Why did he decide to go on his flagship Victory's quarter deck against good advice showing all his medals and braid, thus making him an obvious target for the sharpshooters in the rigging of "Le Redoubtable"? Was it an unconscious desire to end his life because his private life was then untenable?After his great victory and national rejoicing, his body was preserved in a keg of rum in preparation for a state funeral at St. Paul's Catherdral, London after the voyage home.Trafalgar Square was built in his honour and was laid out in about 1840.When Hamilton dies, Emma graciously refuses to profit from his estate to the detriment of his legitimate son and heirs.With no financial support from her dead love, she falls on hard times.

Obviously Leigh and Olivier had a natural chemistry together because of their marriage and previous affair.Vivien looks utterly exquisite and this film would look sumptuous if a colourised version could now be made available to film connoiseurs.After seeing and reading several versions of Winston Churchill's biography, it was obvious he had a great admiration for historic British martial heros, so it came as no surprise to me that this was his favourite film.Unmissable if you are a Larry and Vivien film fan.I rated it 7/10

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