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The Iron Duke (1934)





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The life of the Duke of Wellington (George Arliss), the man who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, is the subject of this historical drama.


George Arliss
as Duke of Wellington
Ellaline Terriss
as Duchess Kitty
Allan Aynesworth
as Louis XVIII
Lesley Wareing
as Lady Frances Webster
Edmund Willard
as Marshal Ney
Felix Aylmer
as Lord Uxbridge
Gibb McLaughlin
as Talleyrand
Peter Gawthorne
as Duke of Richmond
Norma Varden
as Duchess of Richmond
Walter Sondes
as Wedderburn Webster
Gyles Isham
as Alexander I, Czar of Russia
Frederick Leister
as King of Prussia
Gerald Lawrence
as Viscount Castlereagh
Farren Soutar
as Metternich
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Critic Reviews for The Iron Duke

All Critics (3)

On the screen it lacks life and form, and Victor Saville's direction is flat and uninspired.

February 3, 2021 | Full Review…

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.

July 31, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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