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The Iron Duke

1934 1h 28m History Drama List
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British war hero Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, is portrayed by renowned thespian George Arliss in this biographical drama. A prominent military leader during the Napoleonic Wars, Wellesley is determined to defeat the French, and he leads numerous campaigns against Gallic soliders. Most crucially, the movie depicts the Battle of Waterloo, where Wellesley's troops triumph over Napoleon, leading to the duke's revered status in England and his later tenure as prime minister. Read More Read Less

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Forsyth Hardy Cinema Quarterly On the screen it lacks life and form, and Victor Saville's direction is flat and uninspired. Feb 4, 2021 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine It is a very handsome production... George Arliss, however, with his familiar blend of elderly gentlemanly oddity and amiability, didn't seem very fortunately cast as a warrior, especially a warrior on the grand scale of the Duke of Wellington. Jul 31, 2019 Full Review Charles Davy The Spectator Mr. H. M. Harwood's dialogue is always skilful and often amusing. Mr. Arliss is, I think, required to be altogether too noble and generous, but his innumerable admirers are not likely to complain. Oct 4, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis British war hero Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, is portrayed by renowned thespian George Arliss in this biographical drama. A prominent military leader during the Napoleonic Wars, Wellesley is determined to defeat the French, and he leads numerous campaigns against Gallic soliders. Most crucially, the movie depicts the Battle of Waterloo, where Wellesley's troops triumph over Napoleon, leading to the duke's revered status in England and his later tenure as prime minister.
Director
Victor Saville
Genre
History, Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 28m