|George Arliss and Florence Arliss.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
B&W : Nine reels / 8044 feet / 89 minutes
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Cast: George Arliss [Benjamin Disraeli], Joan Bennett [Lady Clarissa Pevensey], Florence Arliss [Lady Beaconfield], Anthony Bushell [Lord Charles Deeford], David Torrence [Lord Probert], Ivan Simpson [Hugh Meyers], Doris Lloyd [Mrs. Travers], Gwendolyn Logan [Duchess of Glastonbury], Charles E. Evans [Potter], Cosmo Kyrle Bellew [Mr. Terle], Jack Deery [Bascot], Michael Visaroff [Count Bosrinov], Norman Cannon [Foljimbe], Henry Carvill [Duke of Glastonbury], Shayle Gardner [Doctor Williams], Powell York [Flookes], Margaret Mann [Queen Victoria], George Atkinson
Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Scenario (screenplay) by Julien Josephson, with dialogue by Julien Josephson, from the [?] novel and/or play? Disraeli by Louis Napoleon Parker. Cinematography by Lee Garmes. Music score arrangement by Louis Silver. Intertitles by De Leon Anthony. Edited by Owen Marks. / Premiered 2 October 1929 in New York, New York. Released 1 November 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / A remake of Arliss’s Disraeli (1921). The film was also released in the USA in a silent version by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, in 1929. Arliss won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in this film and in The Green Goddess (1930). / Full-sound film.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Diplomats - Royalty: Queens - Synchronized sound film - United Kingdom: England
Listing updated: 2 November 2009.
References: Baer-Film p. 68; Bohn-Light p. 209; Everson-American pp. 342, 345; Everson-Detective p. 64; Limbacher-Feature p. 64; Parish-Glamour pp. 41, 50, 61, 95; Quirk-Colman p. 47; Sklar-Movie p. 231; Smith-Colman p. 104; Sweeney-Coming p. 143; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 19, 21, 78 : Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1 December 1929, p. 9E : Website-AFI.