That Hamilton Woman (aka Lady Hamilton)
The romance between Lord Horatio Nelson and Lady Hamilton is beautifully portrayed by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.
Dir Alexander Korda
With Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Gladys Cooper
Surely the most British film ever made in America, this historical drama recreates the romance between Lord Horatio Nelson and Lady Hamilton, portrayed by real-life lovers Olivier and Leigh. The film became a key element in the propaganda campaign to persuade America to join the fight against fascism – an aim so important that Korda returned to directing after a five-year break.
Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding from the AFI/NFA Preservation Grants Programme.
Also available on BFI Player.