Disraeli (1929) was a Drama - Drama Film directed by Alfred E. Green .
The film was based on the play of the same name written by Louis N. Parker performed at the Wallack's Theatre, NY from Sep 18, 1911 - May 1912.
Academy Awards 1929/30 --- Ceremony Number 3 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||George Arliss||Won|
|Best Picture||Warner Bros.||Nominated|
|Best Writing||(Julian Josephson)||Nominated|
DisraeliBy Alyson on Mar 17, 2011 From The Best Picture Project
There are many reasons people enjoy movies, but right now I want to ?think about two very broad reasons: to be entertained and to learn something new. ?In Disraeli, you may accomplish one of those, but probably not both. It is 1874 and Benjamin Disraeli (George Arliss) is Prime Minister of England. ... Read full article
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Lady Mary Beaconsfield: She thinks you're the greatest man in the world, and she's right.
Benjamin Disraeli: Quite right!
Benjamin Disraeli: A man who never makes jokes is a standing joke to the world.
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In a separately filmed trailer, Vitaphone production reel #3130, George Arliss speaks to the audience about the film.
The film was re-released in 1933, at which time the title credits were re-done, Arliss given billing as "Mr. George Arliss," and an NRA (National Recovery Act) emblem added; this is the version which presently survives. Unfortunately, the remainder of the film is cropped off the left side, in order to accommodate the sound-on-film system track, which had, by then, replaced the now obsolete Vitaphone sound-on-disc system, and required a slightly narrower picture image as a result.
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