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The Divine Lady (1929)

99 min - Drama, History, Romance, War - 31 March 1929
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A partly fictionalized account of history begins with the arrival of slatternly Emma Hart, a cook's daughter, at the home of Charles Greville. Greville takes her as his lover and grooms her until their relationship becomes an inconvenience. Greville then dupes Emma into traveling to Naples to live with his uncle, Lord Hamilton, ambassador to the court at Naples. Realizing that Greville has abandoned her, Emma agrees to marry Lord Hamilton. Soon, however, she meets Admiral Horatio Nelson of the British Navy. Emma plays a crucial role in convincing Naples to open its ports to Nelson during his campaign against Napoleon's French fleet. Soon, Emma and the married Nelson become romantically involved -- a relationship which will have consequences for them both.

Director:  Frank Lloyd
Stars:  Corinne Griffith, Victor Varconi, H.B. Warner, Ian Keith, Marie Dressler, Montagu Love, William Conklin, Dorothy Cumming, Michael Vavitch, Evelyn Hall, Helen Jerome Eddy, Ben Alexander, Joan Bennett, Andy Devine, Joel McCrea

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A partly fictionalized account of history begins with the arrival of slatternly Emma Hart, a cook's daughter, at the home of Charles Greville. Greville takes her as his lover and grooms her until their relationship becomes an inconvenience. Greville then dupes Emma into traveling to Naples to live with his uncle, Lord Hamilton, ambassador to the court at Naples. Realizing that Greville has abandoned her, Emma agrees to marry Lord Hamilton. Soon, however, she meets Admiral Horatio Nelson of the British Navy. Emma plays a crucial role in convincing Naples to open its ports to Nelson during his campaign against Napoleon's French fleet. Soon, Emma and the married Nelson become romantically involved -- a relationship which will have consequences for them both.



Genres: Drama, History, Romance, War

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Country:   United States of America
Release Date:  31 March 1929

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Production Companies:  First National Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 39 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTRESS — Corinne Griffith {“Emma Hart, Lady Hamilton”}

CINEMATOGRAPHY — John Seitz

DIRECTING — Frank Lloyd – WON

[NOTE: THESE ARE NOT OFFICIAL NOMINATIONS. There were no announcements of nominations, no certificates of nomination or honorable mention, and only the winners (*) were revealed during the awards banquet on April 3, 1930. Though not official nominations, the additional names in each category, according to in-house records, were under consideration by the various boards of judges.]


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