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Directed by Alfred E. Green
Written by Julien Josephson
De Leon Anthony
Starring George Arliss
Doris Lloyd
David Torrence
Joan Bennett
Music by Louis Silvers
Cinematography Lee Garmes
Editing by Hugh Wynn
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) 1929
Running time 90 min.
Country USA
Language English

Disraeli (1929) is a film that was adapted by Julien Josephson and De Leon Anthony from a play by Louis N. Parker. The film was directed by Alfred E. Green.



The story is a highly fictionalized episode in the life of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, and stars George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, David Torrence, Joan Bennett, and Florence Arliss. It revolves around the British plan to buy the Suez Canal and the efforts of two spies to stop it.


Arliss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. The Green Goddess, was filmed in 1929 and completed before Disraeli (1929), but was held out of release until 1930 at the request of George Arliss because he felt the other film was a better vehicle for his talkie debut. Silent films with the title Disraeli were released in 1916 and 1921, with the 1921 version also starring George Arliss.


The film survives intact in the form it was originally released.

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