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That Hamilton Woman 1941 Laurence Olivier

Model: V753

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Packaging : Brand new Sealed. Packaging in the new compact hard Cardboard slip-cover packing (see Picture)

Audio System: Dolby Digital

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh

Director: Alexander Korda

Audio Language: English, Chinese

Subtitle: Japanese, Chinese

Region Code: All coded (Able to play in all Dvd player and Dvd rom in Laptop)

Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Possibly one of the best historical romances of all time! Based on a true story, That Hamilton Woman tells the tale of a lower-class girl named Emma Hart who rises out of poverty through her own determination, beauty and will power. Soon after, she weds Lord William Hamilton, the British ambassador to Naples (and becomes known as Lady Hamilton). Lady Hamiltons life takes a dramatic turn yet again when she meets Admiral Horatio Nelson and immediately falls in love with him. The love affair of these two star-crossed lovers is publicized and induces a vast scandal.
Released in early 1941 during the time when England was at its most beleaguered, THAT HAMILTON WOMAN is reputed to have been Prime Minister Winston Churchill's favorite film, which, if true, is prima-facie evidence that he was an old softie at heart.
A frothy historical romance as only Hollywood could create, the film is broadly faithful to the facts. Low-born Emma Hart (Vivien Leigh), the courtesan lover of the English aristocrat Charles Greville, is shipped off in 1786 to Naples to be, unbeknownst to her, the mistress of Greville's uncle, England's envoy to the Kingdom of Naples, Sir William Hamilton (Alan Mowbray). But, William is so smitten by Emma's beauty as to marry her, and the latter becomes Lady Emma Hamilton in 1791. In that capacity, she first meets Horatio Nelson (Laurence Olivier) in 1793, when he anchors his ship in Naples to officially seek the kingdom's help in providing reinforcements against the French. They don't meet again until five years later, after Nelson's famous victory in the Battle of the Nile, by which time he's lost an arm and his health. The latter is restored to the Admiral while under the Hamiltons' roof and Emma's care, during which time Nelson and his nurse fall in love. The rest is history. The Hamiltons and the Admiral returned to England where, in 1801, all three - or four, if you count Horatia, Nelson's daughter by Emma - moved into a house near present day Wimbledon purchased by Horatio after spurning his legal wife, Frances. William Hamilton died in 1803. Nelson died a national hero at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Ignored by the British government, Emma became destitute and died an alcoholic in Calais in 1815. Indeed, it's in Calais that THAT HAMILTON WOMAN opens and closes; Emma tells her story in flashback form to a fellow prison inmate (Heather Angel) after being arrested for public disorderliness.

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