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      The Divine Lady

      1928 1h 45m Drama List
      Reviews 21% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In this dialogue-free film, Emma Hart (Corinne Griffith), a young woman of lowly birth, is courted by rich Charles Greville (Ian Keith). But, after he grows tired of Hart, he sends her to live in Naples, Italy, with his uncle, Lord Hamilton (H.B. Warner), whom she marries. Despite living peaceably with her new husband, Hart is drawn to Capt. Horatio Nelson (Victor Varconi), who she meets while serving as confidante to the queen of Naples. The two begin an affair with risky social consequences. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Outdated historical melodrama. Rated: B- Apr 18, 2018 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Frank Lloyd won the Directing Oscar for this largely silent version of the romance between Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson; the 1941 vesrion with Olivier and Vivien Leigh is superior. Rated: B- Aug 12, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Louisa E I liked the story of this movie. I didn't know the tale of Emma Hamilton before. There was lovely cinematography and the ship battles were exciting. The soundtrack was interesting but a little repetitive in places. The acting was ok. It ranks in the top movies for me from this year but I think it's ultimately a bit forgettable. But it was well done and I learned a bit about history. 7/10. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/08/23 Full Review Audience Member The song "Lady Divine" became a popular hit in 1929. The film was adapted from the novel be E. Barrington. Won Best Director Oscar. It is the only film to be awarded Best Director without a Best Picture Nomination. It is a melodramatic period piece that has passed its time. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Steve D It doesn't hold up well. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/03/23 Full Review david l The Divine Lady is not particularly involving in its second half and the overall storyline is far from great or inspired, but the directing from Frank Lloyd is very strong and thus deservedly Oscar nominated and the same goes for Corrine Griffith's very good performance in the main role. The cinematography is great too and the innovative experiment of mixing talkie and silent techniques worked splendidly as it expertly emphasized the strengths of both mediums. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member ok histoorical drama Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Yeah..this one is lost and seldom seen...for good reason. Not too many people would have been working on preserving this one. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In this dialogue-free film, Emma Hart (Corinne Griffith), a young woman of lowly birth, is courted by rich Charles Greville (Ian Keith). But, after he grows tired of Hart, he sends her to live in Naples, Italy, with his uncle, Lord Hamilton (H.B. Warner), whom she marries. Despite living peaceably with her new husband, Hart is drawn to Capt. Horatio Nelson (Victor Varconi), who she meets while serving as confidante to the queen of Naples. The two begin an affair with risky social consequences.
      Director
      Frank Lloyd
      Producer
      Walter Morosco
      Screenwriter
      Forrest Halsey
      Production Co
      First National Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 45m