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The Great Mr. Handel (1942)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Music | 9 November 1942 (UK)
A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd.

Director:

Norman Walker

Writers:

Gerald Elliott (scenario), Victor MacLure (additional dialogue) (as Victor MacClure) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wilfrid Lawson ... George Frideric Handel
Elizabeth Allan ... Mrs. Cibber
Malcolm Keen ... Lord Chesterfield
Michael Shepley ... Sir Charles Marsham
Max Kirby Max Kirby ... Frederick, Prince of Wales
Hay Petrie Hay Petrie ... Phineas
Morris Harvey Morris Harvey ... John Heidegger
A.E. Matthews A.E. Matthews ... Charles Jennens
Frederick Cooper Frederick Cooper ... Pooley
Andrew Leigh Andrew Leigh ... Captain Coram
Michael Hunt Michael Hunt ... The Kytch Boys (as Master Michael Hunt)
Alan Wren Alan Wren ... The Kytch Boys (as Master Alan Wren)
Robert Atkins Robert Atkins
H.F. Maltby H.F. Maltby
Ivan Samson Ivan Samson
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A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd.

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Taglines:

The Life - Tragedy and Triumphs and the Glorious Music of the Illustrious Brought to the Screen

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1942 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der große Händel See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Messiah
(excerpts) (uncredited)
Music by George Frideric Handel
Libretto by Charles Jennens
Sung by Gladys Ripley dubbing Elizabeth Allan, with chorus
Orchestra conducted by Ernest Irving
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15 October 2017 | by martin-fennellSee all my reviews

A biopic that is different than usual/ How much of it is true, and how much invented by screenwriters, I have no idea. What makes it different is the absence of romance. Also when Handel turns to writing the messiah, he actually does write, and for more than a few minutes. The only real criticism, i have is that the religious visions could have been left out. In the title role, Wilfred Lawson is excellent


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