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Alexander Hamilton (1931)

With the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, General George Washington took Colonel Hamilton with him into the newly formed government. While the main disagreements in the early days was ... See full summary »

Director:

John G. Adolfi

Writers:

George Arliss (by), Mary Hamlin (by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Arliss ... Alexander Hamilton
Doris Kenyon ... Betsy Hamilton
Dudley Digges ... Senator Timothy Roberts
June Collyer ... Mariah Reynolds
Montagu Love ... Thomas Jefferson
Ralf Harolde ... James Reynolds
Lionel Belmore ... General Philip Schuyler
Alan Mowbray ... George Washington
John T. Murray ... Count Talleyrand
Morgan Wallace ... James Monroe
John Larkin ... Zekial
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Storyline

With the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, General George Washington took Colonel Hamilton with him into the newly formed government. While the main disagreements in the early days was over paying the soldiers who had fought in the War, Hamilton also dedicated his energies towards a national bank so that the United States would be able to trade with other countries. He fought eight long years for his Assumption Bill while considering the new Residence Bill. While he is engaged in running a clean treasury, his arch rival, Senator Roberts, takes every opportunity to slander and cast Alexander as a dishonorable man. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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INTRIGUE! SCANDAL! CONSPIRACY! Fate of a Nation in the hands of a woman (Print Ad- Rochester Times-Union, ((Rochester NY)) 29 September 1931) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The play, "Hamilton," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 17 September 1917, closing in November 1917 after 80 performances. The opening night cast included George Arliss, who originated his movie role as Alexander Hamilton, Florence Arliss (Arliss' real life wife) as Betsy Hamilton, and Jeanne Eagels as Mrs. Reynolds. See more »

Goofs

No amount of makeup could disguise the fact that George Arliss (who was over 60 years old at the time this film was made) was far too old to portray the then 30 to 40 year old Alexander Hamilton shown in the time frame of the film. See more »

Quotes

General Philip Schuyler: [after watching him persuade two rivals to vote for his bill] Alexander, you're a wizard.
Alexander Hamilton: No, General. But I'm learning to be a politician.
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Connections

Featured in Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
(ca. 1755) (uncredited)
Traditional music of English origin
Played by marching soldiers during the opening credits and at the end
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George Arliss is superb despite miscasting
30 March 2020 | by MissSimonettaSee all my reviews

George Arliss played several "great men of history" during the early sound era, Alexander Hamilton being among them. While he is in no way credible when portraying the sexually-charged element of the man (to start, he's neither young nor handsome), he channels the appropriate charisma and intelligence. The film is a pretty standard biopic, but Arliss is good.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 September 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexander Hamilton See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$987,540

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,277,480
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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