That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 9
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1941 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 1,576
Acting spouses Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh star in Alexander Korda's tragic tale of the adulterous love affair between Emma Lady Hamilton and Lord Horatio Nelson. The story begins in 1786, as the young and vivacious Emma Hart (Vivien Leigh) marries Sir William Hamilton (Alan Mowbray), the British ambassador to the court of Naples. Seven years pass and British naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson (Laurence Olivier) arrives at court to gain the king's assent in the war against Napoleon. Lady Emma
Jan 1, 1941 Wide
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Lord Horatio Nelson
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Leigh and Olivier translate their real-life passion to celluloid, making it curiously difficult to discern what was performed and was simply there
Not only does Leigh look outrageously beautiful, but she seems to be radiating sheer, undiluted adoration and desire through her eyes, voice and movements, perfectly received and matched by Olivier.
That Hamilton Woman gains much from Leigh's playfulness and placid beauty.
... the most gracefully directed and dramatically engaging film from British film impresario Korda, who generally directed like a producer.
Olivier and Vivien Leigh made this romantic historical melodrama at the height of their popularity, which became Churchill's favorite film due to its propaganda elements during WWII.
Rarely has a more thoroughly harrowing and emotional portrait of life at home during wartime been rendered on the screen
It's big. It's glossy. It's rather noisy. But it's also rather charming in its old-fashioned way.
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