That Hamilton Woman

That Hamilton Woman

DVD - 2009
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Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars of the late eighteenth century. Emma Hart is a beautiful dance hall girl who is sent by her latest lover to stay with his uncle Sir William Hamilton, the British ambassador to Naples. Sir William considers Emma a rare piece of art he must possess. Sir William introduces Emma to Naples' elite society and she soon marries him. Later, Horatio Nelson, a famous English Naval office arrives. Soon, a scandalous, adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer and the renowned beauty, Emma begins.

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Liber_vermis
Apr 27, 2015

The director, Alex Korda, is one of nine Jewish-Hungarian exiles chronicled in the book "The Great Escape" by Kati Marton (NY: Simon & Shuster, 2006). Marton describes the close relationship between Korda and Winston Churchill; and Korda's production of "That Hamilton Woman" as a propaganda piece to prod the Americans to enter the Second World War (p. 141-2).

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JohnFDavidson
Jun 25, 2014

One of my all time favorites. Vivien Leigh is especially good. Lord Nelson was heroic.

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Mike117
May 24, 2011

Pretty good historical love story c/w battle between Napoleons navy and Nelson. It got me involved.

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joseph
Jan 07, 2011

Good - That Hamilton Woman (1941) 128 min. Wonderful adaptation of the Lord Nelson/Lady Hamilton story starring Laurence Olivier and the incredible Vivien Leigh. Leigh plays Hamilton to perfection with spot-on verbal repartees and exterior mannerisms that depict without a shadow of a doubt what she's feeling. OPL made a wise choice in purchasing this classic film. The film won the 1942 Oscar for Sound and nominated for Art Direction, Cinematography and Special Effects.

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