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The Nelson Affair (1973)

Bequest to the Nation (original title)
Young George Matcham visits his uncle Lord Nelson and the vulgar Lady Hamilton. With the clear eyes of youth, he measures Nelson's stature and notes his feet of clay. And yet, Nelson is a ... See full summary »

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Capt. Hardy
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Lord Minto
Margaret Leighton ...
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Master George Matcham
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George Matcham
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Catherine 'Catty' Matcham
Roland Culver ...
Lord Barham
Richard Mathews ...
Rev. William Nelson
Liz Ashley ...
Sarah Nelson
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Capt. Blackwood
André Maranne ...
Adm. Villeneuve
Clelia Matania ...
Francesca
Pat Heywood ...
Emily
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Young George Matcham visits his uncle Lord Nelson and the vulgar Lady Hamilton. With the clear eyes of youth, he measures Nelson's stature and notes his feet of clay. And yet, Nelson is a hero, a great man. How can this be resolved? Meanwhile, the combined French and Spanish fleet puts out to sea.... Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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29 October 1973 (Sweden)  »

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peter finch gives a brilliant performance
24 May 2001 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

Peter Finch gives a brilliant performance as Nelson in this colorful, superbly photographed film. Glenda Jackson gives a fine performance as Lady Hamilton, but Finch stands out in this film, as the central character of focus. Too bad it is not on video or disc 10/10.


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