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That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | 30 April 1941 (USA)
The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

Director:

Alexander Korda

Writers:

Walter Reisch (original screenplay), R.C. Sherriff (original screenplay)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivien Leigh ... Emma Lady Hamilton
Laurence Olivier ... Lord Horatio Nelson
Alan Mowbray ... Sir William Hamilton
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Cadogan-Lyon
Gladys Cooper ... Lady Frances Nelson
Henry Wilcoxon ... Captain Hardy
Heather Angel ... A Streetgirl
Halliwell Hobbes ... Rev. Nelson
Gilbert Emery ... Lord Spencer
Miles Mander ... Lord Keith
Ronald Sinclair ... Josiah
Luis Alberni ... King of Naples
Norma Drury ... Queen of Naples
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Gavin
Juliette Compton ... Lady Spencer
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Storyline

Sir William Hamilton, a widower of mature years, is British ambassador to the Court of Naples. Emma, who comes for a visit with her mother, wouldn't cut the grade with London society, but she gets along well with the Queen of Naples. Emma likes being Lady Hamilton, and life goes smoothly until Lord Nelson pays a visit. Sir William decides at first to let his young wife have her fling, and pretends not to know what is going on. But the real-life lovers, whose first screen romance was in Fire Over England (1937) have an even more burning passion for each other in this movie. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

After Fire Over England (1937) and 21 Days Together (1940), this was the third and final film that paired Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. It was the only one made during their marriage and the only one which did not also feature Leslie Banks. See more »

Goofs

The smoke cloud above the Vesuvius volcano that is seen from the balcony of Lord Hamilton's Naples palace never changes. From scene to scene, year to year, the plume remains the same: an inverted cone of smoke with another inverted cone of smoke rising from it to the right. See more »

Quotes

Lord Horatio Nelson: My dear wife
[Emma repeats 'my dear wife' and continues to scribe the letter for Lord Nelson]
Lord Horatio Nelson: My heartiest greetings from Naples to you and father. I'm in the house of the Hamiltons, and it has taken all their care and kindness to pull me through. I hope someday to have the pleasure of introducing you to Lady Hamilton. Lady Hamilton is one of the very best women in the world and an honor to her sex.
[Emma looks subtly surprised]
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Connections

Remake of Nelson (1918) See more »

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A wonderful romantic movie
14 November 2000 | by mswiftSee all my reviews

This has been one of my very favorite movies for a long time and I recommend it to whomever will listen to me. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier make a terrific pair and of course have great chemistry together, which really complements this true story. The actors give great performances, and I think the film really tries hard not judge the actions of Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson which caused a tremendous scandal in their own time. Anyone who likes historical drama and wants to escape into another world for a few hours is bound to enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

30 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Alexander Korda Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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