That Hamilton Woman
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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 and Lord Nelson fall in love. When they return to England, Emma and Nelson unashamedly begin… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Leigh and Olivier translate their real-life passion to celluloid, making it curiously difficult to discern what was performed and was simply there"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"... the most gracefully directed and dramatically engaging film from British film impresario Korda, who generally directed like a producer."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"It's big. It's glossy. It's rather noisy. But it's also rather charming in its old-fashioned way."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Winston Churchill's favorite film; he reportedly saw it 83 times."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"That Hamilton Woman gains much from Leigh's playfulness and placid beauty."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
"Rarely has a more thoroughly harrowing and emotional portrait of life at home during wartime been rendered on the screen"
‑ Chris Cabin,
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