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The Divine Lady (1929) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Frank Lloyd and produced by Frank Lloyd, Walter Morosco and Richard A. Rowland.

The film was based on the novel The Divine Lady: A Romance of Nelson and Emma Hamilton written by E. Barrington published in 1924.

Academy Awards 1928/29 --- Ceremony Number 2 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressCorinne GriffithNominated
Best CinematographyJohn SeitzNominated
Best DirectorFrank LloydWon
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Review: The Divine Lady (1929) (1)

By Pretty Clever Film Gal on Dec 17, 2012 From Pretty Clever Films

The Divine Lady (1929) is an historical drama based on the true life love affair between Emma Hart and Admiral Horatio Nelson of the British Navy. The story opens with the arrival of slatternly Emma Hart, a cook’s daughter, at the home of Charles Greville. Emma becomes Greville’s kept wo... Read full article


Review: The Divine Lady (1929) (2)

By Pretty Clever Film Gal on Dec 17, 2012 From Pretty Clever Films

The Divine Lady (1929) is an historical drama based on the true life love affair between Emma Hart and Admiral Horatio Nelson of the British Navy. The story opens with the arrival of slatternly Emma Hart, a cook’s daughter, at the home of Charles Greville. Emma becomes Greville’s kept wo... Read full article


The Divine Lady – 1929

By Pretty Clever Film Gal on May 11, 2011 From Pretty Clever Films

Thanks to TCM’s “Silent Sunday,” every Monday afternoon is like Christmas morning. I fire up Tivo to find an alluring, brightly wrapped package and I tear into it. Sometimes, it’s an awesome toy, the very one I wanted and sometimes it’s a… sweater. Sweaters are ju... Read full article


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In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used.
In a separately filmed trailer, Vitaphone production reel #2967, Milton Sills and Corinne Griffith speak about the film.
With this film, Frank Lloyd became one of only two directors to win the best director Oscar without their movie also being nominated for best picture. The only other film to win a directing Oscar without a best picture nomination was Two Arabian Knights, which won the only Oscar ever given for Comedy Direction to Lewis Milestone. Both Lloyd and Milestone won additional best director Oscars for directing best picture winners, Lloyd for Cavalcade and Milestone for All Quiet on the Western Front.
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