Disraeli

Acting and characterization are a continuous delight, not to mention a plot that concerns the diplomatic imperativeness of possessing the Suez Canal.

With:
George Arliss Joan Bennett Florence Arliss Anthony Bushell David Torrence Doris Lloyd

Acting and characterization are a continuous delight, not to mention a plot that concerns the diplomatic imperativeness of possessing the Suez Canal.

Disraeli without George Arliss is to shudder. The professional equipment of the central figure carries and dominates both plot and conversation [from the play by Louis N. Parker].

Warners have done it right. Production is unstinted, sedate, and colorful, in the style of 1874. Small bits as well as principal roles are equally meritorious. Florence Arliss, wife of the star, plays his wife in the picture and makes the family circle complete by attaching runner-up honors.

Doris Lloyd as a woman spy is interesting and plausible as she weaves her little net of intrigue. She proves the ‘menace’ to the plan to purchase the big ditch through Egypt.

1929/30: Best Actor (George Arliss).

Nominations: Best Picture, Writing

Disraeli

Production: Warner. Director Alfred E. Green; Screenplay Julian Josephson; Camera Lee Garmes

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1929. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: George Arliss Joan Bennett Florence Arliss Anthony Bushell David Torrence Doris Lloyd

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