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Emma Hamilton (1968)

Le calde notti di Lady Hamilton (original title)
Noticed by George Romney (Boy Gobert), an artist, Emma (Michèle Mercier), a young shepherdess, leaves her sheep behind to settle down in London with Romney, who employs her as a model. In ... See full summary »




Alexandre Dumas (novel), Jameson Brewer (story) | 7 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michèle Mercier ... Emma Lyon-Hamilton
Richard Johnson ... L'amiral Horatio Nelson
John Mills ... Lord William Hamilton
Harald Leipnitz ... Harry Featherstone
Robert Hundar ... Le capitaine Hardy
Mirko Ellis Mirko Ellis ... Le commandant-en-chef John Payne (as Mirco Ellis)
Lorenzo Terzon Lorenzo Terzon ... Lord Charles Greville
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Dick Strong
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Laurie Strong
Gisela Uhlen ... Mrs Love
Venantino Venantini ... Le prince Carraciola
Mario Pisu Mario Pisu ... Le roi Ferdinand de Naples
Boy Gobert ... Le peintre George Romney
Gigi Ballista Gigi Ballista ... Le cardinal Ruffo
Dieter Borsche ... Le docteur Graham


Noticed by George Romney (Boy Gobert), an artist, Emma (Michèle Mercier), a young shepherdess, leaves her sheep behind to settle down in London with Romney, who employs her as a model. In return, the painter transforms the young peasant into an elegant young socialite, soon surrounded by a crowd of admirers. Her rise in society is meteoric. Her hand is asked for in marriage by old Lord Hamilton (Sir John Mills), the English ambassador in Naples. Emma accepts the offer and follows her husband to Sicily and becomes the confidante of Queen Marie-Caroline (Nadja Tiller) of Naples. She will also live a great love with Admiral Horatio Nelson (Richard Johnson). Unfortunately, Lord Nelson is killed at the Battle of Trafalgar while Emma is pregnant with her child. Written by Guy Bellinger

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She had many men but only one Love


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Set in 1804, at the time of Napoleon, the Queen of Naples receives the news that her sister, Marie-Antoinette was guillotined 2 days earlier. See more »


Version of The Nelson Affair (1973) See more »

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Sexy Costume Drama
3 October 2006 | by Simon-RogopagSee all my reviews

Definitely not a masterpiece, this film is a poor man's Angelique and not the best out of the vast output of Christian-Jaque. Still, it is quite enjoyable and fun to watch. Anyway, I would rate it higher than most of costume dramas of contemporary Hollywood.

Visually film is really nice to watch, story evolves in that light 60s manner, though the last , slightly "more serious" part drags a bit. Several nice actors are present, especially worth to mention Michelle Mercier and Nadjia Tiller.

I find Nadjia especially effective in this movie. She was a beautiful and talented actress and was definitely underused by the film industry. Same goes for the main star of the film - It's a pity that fame of Michelle Mercier faded so quickly.

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March 1976 (USA) See more »

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