Disraeli (Disraeli: The Noble Ladies of Scandal)
Disraeli (Disraeli: The Noble Ladies of Scandal) (1929)

Biographical account of Queen Victoria's trusted Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, dramatizing his work to best the Russians and obtain control of the Suez Canal. Academy Award-winner for best actor (George Arliss).

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 2, 1929
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a delightful film that brings back nostalgia for the good old days of 1874.

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Steve Crum

George Arliss vehicle is pretty stagey, but worth seeing for his title performance.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Weighed down by a terribly outdated acting style and leaden direction, but George Arliss's Oscar-winning performance makes it watchable.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

good in its day; too stagy and hammy for today's audiences and tastes

Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Considering it was made the first year sound was prevalent the film isn't too stodgy but it is slow moving. Arliss is an actor of the grand manner which… More
Byron Brubaker
Very stagy, theatrical. Bored me. This is an early talky, so the movie industry was still struggling with adding sound and dialog to the picture. They let go… More
John Ballantine
Slightly entertaining dated film about former British Prime Minister Disraeli as he deals with bounced cheques and international intrigue..all about the Suez… More