Apr 242018
 

Hamilton is an interesting film based on the stage play of its time and has a solid performance from George Arliss in the feature role.

 

 

Comet Over Broadway
— Warner Archive Collection —

(1938)

Genre(s): Drama
Warner Archive | NR – 70 min. – $21.99 | April 10, 2018

Date Published: 04/24/2018 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: John Adolfi
Writer(s): George Arliss and Mary Hamlin (stage play); Julian Jsoephson and Maude Howell (adapted by)
Cast: George Arliss, Doris Kenyon, Jun Collyer, Dudley Digges, Montagu Love
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Video: Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1

 

 

PLOT SYNOPSIS


More than a decade after wowing audiences on the Great White Way with his portrayal of the nation’s original Treasury secretary in the eponymous play he coauthored with Mary Hamlin, Mr. George Arliss reprised the role for his home studio, Warner Bros. Much like its much-lauded latter-day stage sensation, Hamlin and Arliss’ Hamilton does not skimp on sophistication. Adding spark and spice to the proceedings is a generous dollop of seduction and scandal as Hamilton’s fierce desire to place the nation on sound financial footing lands him in the crosshairs of a conspiracy that threatens his marriage and his honor. Arliss artfully keeps heart and soul at the center despite his added years, while Doris Kenyon and June Collyer complete the triangle as Hamilton’s beloved Betsy and the tempting Mrs. Reynolds.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included.

 

VIDEO – 2.75/5, AUDIO – 2.5/5


The 1.37 full frame picture is littered with scratches and specs while the Dolby Digital Mono track has its own array of scratches. Still, considered the age and the fact no restoration was done, it’s at least passable.

OVERALL – 2.75/5


Overall, Hamilton is an interesting film based on the stage play of its time and has a solid performance from George Arliss in the feature role. The DVD release from the Warner Archive Collection offers flawed by serviceable video/audio transfers but no bonus material.

 

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