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The dramatic story of Lady Hamilton's rise and fall in European society during the 1700s and early 1800s, including the romantic love story with Lord Nelson.

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Richard Oswald
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liane Haid ... Emma Lyon, spätere Lady Hamilton
Conrad Veidt ... Lord Nelson
Werner Krauss ... Lord William Hamilton
Reinhold Schünzel ... Ferdinand IV, König von Neapel
Else Heims Else Heims ... Marie Caroline, Königin von Neapel
Anton Pointner ... Greville
Julia Serda Julia Serda ... Adele Nelson
Georg Alexander ... George, Prince of Wales
Paul Bildt Paul Bildt ... Caraciollo, Minister des Königs
Theodor Loos ... George Romney, ein berühmter Maler
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Joshua Nesbitt, Nelsons Stiefsohn
Gertrude Welcker ... Arabella Kelly
Adele Sandrock ... Vorsteherin eines adeligen Stifts
Kathe Oswald Kathe Oswald ... Jane Middleton (as Käte Waldeck)
Celly de Rheydt Celly de Rheydt ... Phyrne
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The dramatic story of Lady Hamilton's rise and fall in European society during the 1700s and early 1800s, including the romantic love story with Lord Nelson.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 October 1921 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The affairs of Lady Hamilton See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Historical romance without any sparks
20 October 2019 | by topitimo-829-270459See all my reviews

Liane Haid was Austria's first movie star. She had a long life and lived to be 105 years old. Her career, however, would grow stale after the advent of talkies. In 1921 she was at the height of her star power. Haid stars in this German film, directed and produced by another Austrian, Richard Oswald, a specialist in light entertainment for the masses.

Historical spectacles were very popular in 1920's Germany. Possibly the defeat in WWI and the wide-spread poverty of the Weimar Republic made people long for the lost glory of distant centuries. Lubitsch made several historical films, of varying quality and about different cultures. Some of them were very good. This Oswald film is not. Lady Hamilton was a famously beautiful woman who lived in 18th and 19th century Europe. She was a socialite who affected European politics through her relationship with Lord Nelson, played here by Conrad Veidt.

Though the film has a genuine historical story, it is not very interested in creating a realistic feel to the narrative. It's a very superficial romance, that moves on in a bumpy manner, and doesn't give much psychological depth to the characters. There is nothing interesting in cinematography or other technical areas, and the acting is forgettable too, with especially Veidt being a wasted talent in a role like this. Compared to the look of some other historical German films of the era, this one looks like it was made on a budget.


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