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 ...
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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
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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 »
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 »
(ca. 1755) (uncredited)
Traditional music of English origin
Played by marching soldiers during the opening credits and at the end See more »
George Arliss is superb despite miscasting
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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