That Hamilton Woman That Hamilton Woman

That Hamilton Woman

Alexander Korda

 
That Hamilton Woman (Criterion DVD)

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1941
  • 125 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #487

One of cinema’s most dashing duos, real-life spouses Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier live their greatest on-screen romance in this visually dazzling tragic love story from legendary producer-director Alexander Korda. Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars of the late eighteenth century, That Hamilton Woman is a gripping account of the scandalous adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer Lord Horatio Nelson and the renowned beauty Emma, Lady Hamilton, the wife of a British ambassador. With its grandly designed sea battles and formidable star performances, That Hamilton Woman (Winston Churchill’s favorite movie, which he claimed to have seen over eighty times) brings history to vivid, glamorous life.

Cast

Emma Lady HamiltonVivien Leigh
Lord Horatio NelsonLaurence Olivier
Sir William HamiltonAlan Mowbray
Mrs. Cadogan-LyonSara Allgood
Lady Frances NelsonGladys Cooper
Captain HardyHenry Wilcoxon
Rev. NelsonHalliwell Hobbes

Credits

DirectorAlexander Korda
ProducerAlexander Korda
Original screenplayWalter Reisch and R. C. Sherriff
Production designVincent Korda
CinematographyRudolph Maté
MusicMiklós Rózsa
SoundWilliam H. Wilmarth
Special effectsLawrence Butler
Production managerRaymond A. Klune
Art directorLyle Reynolds Wheeler
Special sequences photographed byEdward Linden and A.S.C.
Costume designerRené Hubert
Interior decoratorJulia Heron
Assistant directorWalter Mayo
Supervising film editorWilliam Hornbeck
Makeup artistBlagoe Stephanoff

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary featuring noted film historian Ian Christie
  • New video interview with author and editor Michael Korda, Alexander’s nephew, who discusses growing up in the Korda family and the making of That Hamilton Woman
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Alexander Korda Presents, a 1941 promotional radio piece for the film
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Molly Haskell

    New cover by Michael Boland

Film Essays

That Hamilton Woman: Real Love/Reel Love

By Molly HaskellSeptember 11, 2009

Is That Hamilton Woman, starring Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier at their most . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

That Hamilton Woman: Real Love/Reel Love

By Molly HaskellSeptember 11, 2009

Is That Hamilton Woman, starring Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier at their most . . . Read more »