Disraeli (1921) - Rotten Tomatoes

Disraeli (1921)




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Photos reveal that stage and film luminary George Arliss made a perfect Benjamin Disreli -- this silent was the filmed version of the Louis N. Parker play in which he had starred. The backdrop of this story reveals the prejudice surrounding the Jewish, middle-class Disraeli when he becomes prime minister, and his successful efforts to overcome Russian intrigues and acquire the Suez Canal for England. There's also romance offered by Arliss' wife, playing Disraeli's adored spouse, Lady Beaconsfield, and young lovers Louise Huff and Reginald Denny as Clarissa, the daughter of the Duke of Glastonbury and Charles, Viscount Deeford respectively. Arliss remade Disraeli as a highly successful talkie in 1929.


Noel Tearle
as Mr. Lumley Foljambe
E.J. Ratcliffe
as Sir Mitchell Probert
Louise Huff
as Clarissa, Lady Povenacy
George Arliss
as Benjamin Disraeli
Margaret Dale
as Mrs. Noel Travers
Henry Carvill
as Duke of Glastonbury
Reginald Denny
as Charios, Viscount Deerford
Frank Losee
as Hugh Meyers
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Critic Reviews for Disraeli

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

A screen production with George Arliss, in all respects worthy of that consummate artist and the honorable record of the play on the stage.

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

The brilliant performance of Mr. Arliss together with the excellent work of the producer, make the film the most satisfying production that America has sent to this country for some months.

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

No matter how good it is, and be assured that it is good, no one surely would choose to see it in place of the stage production.

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

The remarkably finished performance of George Arliss, aided by Margaret Dale and a thoroughly competent cast, serves to bring out the dramatic elements in Louis Parker's play just about as effectively as they were brought out on the stage.

October 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Disraeli is just as high class a piece of work on screen as it is on the stage.

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Disraeli looms on the screen as one of the greatest high class attractions of the times.

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

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