Suez (1938)






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This is an epic Darryl F. Zanuck production that plays fast and loose with historical facts regarding early 19th century French politics and the building of the Suez Canal. Tyrone Power stars as Ferdinand de Lesseps, an engineer and son of a French nobleman (Harry Stephenson). At the start of the film, he is in love with Eugenie (Loretta Young), but so is the French President Louis Napoleon (Leon Ames). After his father is appointed French consul to Egypt, the younger de Lesseps travels there … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Sam Duncan, Philip Dunne, Julien Josephson
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as Ferdinand De Lesseps

as Empress Eugenie

as Toni

as Count de Lesseps

as Mohammed Ali

as Sgt. Fellerin

as Sir Malcolm Cameron

as Benjamin Disraeli

as Prime Minister

as Louis Napoleon

as Maria De Teba

as Victor Hugo

as Duchess

as Gen. Chargarnier

as Count Hatzfeld

as Franz Liszt

as Mme. Paquineau

as Doctor

as Gen. St. Arnaud

as Elderly Man

as Campaign Manager

as Umpire

as Official

as Servant

as Jewel Merchant

as Jewel Merchant

as Jewel Merchant

as Wrestler

as Engineer

as Assistant

as Old Engineer
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The historical drama suffers for being undramatic.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Suez


Suez is a movie that never seems to go anywhere. It sets itself up as a romance and a historical drama and never really accomplishes either. The ending is abrupt, none of the characters are really established, and the story meanders.

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