Disraeli (1916 film)
Disraeli is a 1916 British silent biographical film directed by Charles Calvert and Percy Nash and starring Dennis Eadie, Mary Jerrold and Cyril Raymond. The film was based on the 1911 play Disraeli by Louis N. Parker, which was adapted twice more, as a 1921 silent version and most famously in 1929 as an early sound film. It was made at Ealing Studios.
|Directed by||Charles Calvert |
|Produced by||Arrigo Bocchi|
|Written by||Louis N. Parker (play and screenplay)|
|Distributed by||NB Films|
When actor George Arliss who had made his name appearing in the play, wanted to make the 1921 version in America he acquired the rights from producer Arrigo Bocchi and oversaw the destruction of all copies of the original film.
- Dennis Eadie as Benjamin Disraeli
- Mary Jerrold as Lady Beaconsfield
- Cyril Raymond as Lord Deeford
- Dorothy Bellew as Clarissa
- Fred Morgan as Nigel Foljambe
- Daisy Cordell as Mrs. Travers
- Cecil Morton York as Duke of Glastonbury
- Evelyn Harding as Duchess of Glastonbury
- Arthur M. Cullin as Sir Michael Probert
- A.B. Imeson as Meyers
- Mrs. Henry Lytton as Queen Victoria
- Low p.87
- Fells p.33-34
- Fells, Robert M. George Arliss: The Man Who Played God . Scarecrow Press, 2004.
- Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1914-1918. Routledge, 2005.
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