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The House of Rothschild

The House of Rothschild (2000)

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George Arliss plays Nathan Rothschild, the head of a family of celebrated 19th century Jewish bankers. Despite the anti-semitic efforts of a powerful politico (Boris Karloff), Rothschild moves in the best European social circles. He is ultimately knighted for his services to the English crown, which include the financing of the Duke of Wellington's battle against Napoleon at Waterloo. This being a Hollywood picture, the political and financial intrigues have to be offset by romance--in this case

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (0)

A fine picture on all counts in the acting, writing, and directing.

July 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
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Not only does Mr. Arliss's work here excel that which he has done in any other picture, but most of the other rôles are acted expertly.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A lavish Selznick biopic.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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An outstanding historical account of the Rothschild financial dynasty during the Napoleonic wars.

January 31, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Zanuck's lavish production (finale is in three-strip Technicolor) of the Jewish financial empire is largely fictionalized but is more enjoyable due to the good cast of actors, including George Arliss in two roles.

March 24, 2009 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Tells the story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire.

July 20, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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More successful are the domestic scenes between Nathan and his wife Hannah ... which the film needs if he's going to be a likable character instead of just an admirable one.

June 8, 2006 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
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In my opinion this is a hidden gem from the thirties that doesn't get a lot of airplay but probably should. It is one of the first looks at anti-semitism on film and is a great history lesson as well as a great film.
October 18, 2013
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