The House of Rothschild
The House of Rothschild (1934)

George Arliss plays Nathan Rothschild, the head of a family of celebrated 19th century Jewish bankers. Despite the anti-semitic efforts of a powerful politico (Boris Karloff), Rothschild moves in the best European social circles. He is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 14, 1934
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Variety Staff

A fine picture on all counts in the acting, writing, and directing.

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TV Guide

An outstanding historical account of the Rothschild financial dynasty during the Napoleonic wars.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

More successful are the domestic scenes between Nathan and his wife Hannah ... which the film needs if he's going to be a likable character instead of just an admirable one.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Not only does Mr. Arliss's work here excel that which he has done in any other picture, but most of the other rôles are acted expertly.

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Emanuel Levy

Zanuck's lavish production (finale is in three-strip Technicolor) of the Jewish financial empire is largely fictionalized but is more enjoyable due to the good cast of actors, including George Arliss in two roles.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

A lavish Selznick biopic.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tells the story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire.

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Kevin M. Williams
Who is George Arliss? Talk film with anyone, newbie fan to longtime devotee, and see who mentions him. Nobody. And yet he was something of an auteur in his day,… More
John Ballantine
In my opinion this is a hidden gem from the thirties that doesn't get a lot of airplay but probably should. It is one of the first looks at anti-semitism… More