Disraeli (Disraeli: The Noble Ladies of Scandal)
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Disraeli (Disraeli: The Noble Ladies of Scandal)
In the early days of sound film, one of Warner Bros.' big box-office draws was the aging stage actor George Arliss and, in Disraeli, Arliss scored his biggest box-office hit. He is at his best as the foxy British prime minister (in a role he created on-stage and re-created earlier in a 1921 silent film version of the same play). The film concerns the machinations of Disraeli in his efforts to secure the Suez Canal for England. After his liberal opponent Gladstone defeats Disraeli's attempt to raise a line of credit to buy the Suez Canal, Disraeli retires to his country estate to plot a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It's a delightful film that brings back nostalgia for the good old days of 1874."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"George Arliss vehicle is pretty stagey, but worth seeing for his title performance."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Weighed down by a terribly outdated acting style and leaden direction, but George Arliss's Oscar-winning performance makes it watchable."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"good in its day; too stagy and hammy for today's audiences and tastes"
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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