The Divine Lady

The Divine Lady
Drama, History, Romance

1929

Director: Frank Lloyd CastCorinne Griffith, Victor Varconi, H.B. Warner, Ian Keith, Marie Dressler, Montagu Love, William Conklin, Dorothy Cumming, Michael Vavitch, Evelyn Hall, Helen Jerome Eddy

Academy Awards: Best Director (Frank Lloyd)

Also Nominated For: Best Actress (Corinne Griffith); Best Cinematography

I First Saw In: 2015

Synopsis: The story of the romance between Emma, Lady Hamilton, and British war hero Admiral Horatio Nelson.

Did You Know? This is one of only two films to win the Oscar for Best Director without also being nominated for Best Picture.

And now a Word from the Guise:
I’m sure by now everyone’s pretty tired of me touting my feminism, though I daresay not quite as tired as I am of watching sexist movies. Why do men have this unyielding need to control every woman that crosses their path? Oh no, Emma sang a song in front of a bunch of people: how unforgivably lascivious of her! And oh god, she punched a guy in the mouth for kissing her without her consent: what a brazen hussy! How dare she spurn his right as a man to make unsolicited advances on her! (contemptuous eye roll)

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233

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