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The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against Jews.Written by
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The brief closing scene was shot in the newly developed three-strip Technicolor process; filmed in 1933, this was the first feature film to include such a sequence. See more »
The gathering of all of the five sons of Mayer Rothschild on his deathbed never happened, it was a dramatic license taken by the writers. In reality, only two of his sons were presented while the others were living in different European nations. See more »
Older television prints of "House of Rothschild" were totally in black-and-white, and did not show the final scene in its original Technicolor form. Most current TV prints have now restored the Technicolor finale. See more »
The House of Rothschild had a great cast, which was what made me watch it in the first place. And I'm glad I did. Maybe there are lapses in the pacing, and some of the romantic parts felt a little trite. There is much to recommend about The House of Rothschild though. The lavish costumes and sets and the skilled photography makes it a beautiful film to watch. Alfred Newman's score always compliments and even adds to the drama rather than detracting from it, while the script is very intelligently written(Nathan talk on financing and war was really quite powerful) and the story, of which the subject was fascinating to begin with, is thoroughly absorbing with a beautiful ending. The acting is very good. George Arliss is wonderful in his dual role, Loretta Young is the epitome of youthful loveliness and Boris Karloff is commanding in both menacing and subdued mode. C. Aubrey Smith and Reginald Owen are similarly excellent.
Overall, beautiful to watch, well-written and acted and fascinating. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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