That Hamilton Woman
That Hamilton Woman (1941)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 30, 1941
DVD Release Date: September 8, 2009
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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Leigh and Olivier translate their real-life passion to celluloid, making it curiously difficult to discern what was performed and was simply there

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Sean Axmaker

... the most gracefully directed and dramatically engaging film from British film impresario Korda, who generally directed like a producer.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Winston Churchill's favorite film; he reportedly saw it 83 times.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

That Hamilton Woman gains much from Leigh's playfulness and placid beauty.

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Chris Cabin

Rarely has a more thoroughly harrowing and emotional portrait of life at home during wartime been rendered on the screen

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Who's Winston Churchill? Did he ever make a movie? No? Then what's the big deal? Well reportedly he finagled to have this one made, Brit… More
Walter M.
In "That Hamilton Woman," Emma Hart(Vivien Leigh) travels to Naples with her mother(Sara Allgood) on vacation before her fiance is set to arrive. She… More
Aj V
A long movie, but worth it, it's got a great cast and story. I really liked this movie.
jay nixon
Fine historical drama, Olivier is good as Nelson but its really Vivien's film. Sara Allgood is fun as the mother and Alan Mowbray is wonderful as Lord… More