Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

George Arliss
Director: John G. Adolphi Cast: George Arliss
George Arliss
, Doris Kenyon
Doris Kenyon
, Dudley Digges
Dudley Digges
John G. Adolphi


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Alexander Hamilton was not precisely the life story of America's first secretary of the treasury--in fact, it doesn't even depict the most portentous moment of Hamilton's life, his fatal duel with Aaron Burr. Instead, Alexander Hamilton concentrates on Hamilton's efforts to pass the "Assumption Bill," which required the federal government to assume the debts incurred by the 13 states during the Revolutionary War. Hamilton's enemies attempt to blackmail him into silence by calling forth a Mrs. Reynolds, with whom the married Hamilton had had a brief affair while in London. Hamilton confounds his enemies by admitting publicly to the affair and condemning his opponents for compromising the goodwill of the country with such sordid tactics. George Arliss, who'd played Alexander Hamilton on stage, here revives the role, in the company of Alan Mowbray as George Washington (delivering a memorable "farewell to the troops") scene, Montagu Love as Thomas Jefferson, Morgan Wallace as James Monroe, and June Collyer as the hapless Mrs. Reynolds.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/10/2018
UPC: 0888574623340
Original Release: 1931
Source: Warner Archives
Sales rank: 29,913

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Arliss Alexander Hamilton
Doris Kenyon Mrs. Hamilton
Dudley Digges Sen. Timothy Roberts
Alan Mowbray George Washington
Ralf Harolde Mr. Reynolds
June Collyer Mrs. Reynolds
Montagu Love Chief Justice Jay
Lionel Belmore Gen. Philip Schuyler
Morgan Wallace James Monroe
Gwendolen Logan Martha Washington
John T. Murray Count Talleyrand
John Larkin Zesial
Evelyn Hall Mrs. Bingham
Russell Simpson First Ex-soldier
James Durkin Second Ex-soldier
Charles B. Middleton Actor
Charles E. Evans Whalen

Technical Credits
John G. Adolphi Director
George Arliss Original Story
Maude Howell Screenwriter
Julien Josephson Screenwriter
James Van Trees Cinematographer

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