Disraeli (Disraeli: The Noble Ladies of Scandal) (1929)

Disraeli (Disraeli: The Noble Ladies of Scandal)


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Biographical account of Queen Victoria's trusted Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, dramatizing his work to best the Russians and obtain control of the Suez Canal. Academy Award-winner for best actor (George Arliss).

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Julien Josephson
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as Benjamin Disraeli

as Lady Clarissa Pevens...

as Lady Mary Beaconsfie...

as Lord Probert

as Charles/Lord Deeford

as Hugh Meyers

as Mrs. Agatha Travers

as Duchess of Glastonbu...

as Duchess of Glastonbu...

as Bascot

as Count Bosrinov

as Foljambe

as Duke of Glastonbury

as Duke of Glastonbury

as Dr. Williams

as Flookes

as Queen Victoria
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Critic Reviews for Disraeli (Disraeli: The Noble Ladies of Scandal)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Recreating a role that he had played on stage and in a silent film, Arliss brings class and elegance to this early talkie about the British politician in one of Warner's first biopics.

Full Review… | March 15, 2009

George Arliss vehicle is pretty stagey, but worth seeing for his title performance.

January 10, 2008

good in its day; too stagy and hammy for today's audiences and tastes

December 20, 2007
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

It's a delightful film that brings back nostalgia for the good old days of 1874.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Disraeli (Disraeli: The Noble Ladies of Scandal)


Considering it was made the first year sound was prevalent the film isn't too stodgy but it is slow moving. Arliss is an actor of the grand manner which takes a little getting use to but he gives a good performance overall. Joan Bennett is sweetly appealing in her early blonde phase. She didn't really make a great impression for several years beyond this when she switched to being a brunette and a noir staple.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Very stagy, theatrical. Bored me. This is an early talky, so the movie industry was still struggling with adding sound and dialog to the picture. They let go of some of their good techniques from the silent era and tripped all over themselves rediscovering how to make movies.

Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

Slightly entertaining dated film about former British Prime Minister Disraeli as he deals with bounced cheques and international intrigue..all about the Suez and simple matters like that.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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