That Hamilton Woman

Synopsis: Sir William Hamilton, a widower of mature years, is British ambassador to the Court of Naples. Emma who comes for a visit with her mother wouldn't cut the grade with London society but she gets along well with the Queen of Naples. Emma likes being Lady Hamilton and life goes smoothly until Lord Nelson pays a visit. Sir William decides at first to let his young wife have her fling and pretends not to know what is going on. But the real life lovers, whose first screen romance was in "Fire Over England" (1937) have an even more burning passion for each other in this film.
Director(s): Alexander Korda
Production: HBO Video
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min

? Mon ami Pierrot

? Prte-moi ta plume

? Pour crire un mot

? Ma chandelle est morte

? Je n'ai plus de feu

? Ouvre-moi ta porte

? Pour l'amour de Dieu

? Ma chandelle est morte

? Je n'ai plus de feu

? Ouvre-moi ta porte

? Pour l'amour de Dieu

? Au jardin de mon pre

les lauriers sont fleuris

? Au jardin de mon pre

les lauriers sont fleuris

- Bonsoir, monsieur.

- Bonsoir, madame.

Combien cote le cidre l-bas?

- a, cidre?

- Oui, oui.

- Cinq francs.

- Oh, c'est trop cher. Bonsoir, monsieur.

Bonsoir, madame.

? Auprs de ma blonde

? Qu'il fait bon fait bon fait bon

? Auprs de ma blonde

Enfin, ma belle.

Let go of me! How dare you, you brutes!

Let go of me.

You didn't get away this time, huh?

- She's English.

- What's she doing here?

- Stealing.

- It's a lie! Keep your dirty hands off me!

How dare you touch me!

I can buy thousands of bottles of your filthy wine.

I'll show you who I am.

Ah, I didn't recognise you. Forgive me, my lady.

My lady is right, you pig.

Qu'est-ce que vous...


Here, dearie, it'll do you good.

Thank you, dear.

You've all been very kind.

I didn't mean to get you into trouble.

No trouble at all.

I always wanted to kick that swine in the pants,

anyhow. I'm glad I done it.

I'm English, too.

My name's Smith - Mary Smith.

What's yours, dearie?

- Emma.

- Emma.

I knew a girl whose name was Emma.

Emily Burrows.

What's yours?

My name?

My name is Emma Lady Hamilton.


That's one on me.

It serves me right. I shouldn't be so nosy.

Well, darlin',

if you don't want to tell me your name,

I'd be the last one to poke my nose

in anybody's secrets.

I remember my mother telling me Lady Hamilton

was the most beautiful woman in the world.

Have you got a mirror?


Better you didn't, dearie.

Oh, well.

I know it.

I know that face.

For ten years it has looked back at me

from different mirrors.

It must be me.

But I always wait for the miracle,

that one time, just once more,

when it will be another face

that looks at me again.

A face I knew before.

But that face must be dead.

Go on, tell us all about it.

It doesn't matter if it's true or not.

True or not.

I don't know it myself.

It's so long ago, I don't know it anymore.

My life really began when I was 18

I was beautiful then

Coach from London!

One day I arrived in Naples

At the palace of His Excellency

the British Ambassador

How's London, Gavin?

- How's my nephew? Did he send everything?

- It's all here, Your Excellency.

Give me a hand with this chisel!

- Mr Greville sends his regards.

- Don't bother me about Mr Greville now!

- Give me a hammer and chisel.

- It's most important, sir.


Come and look at this.

- Enchanting. Whose work is it?

- George Romney.

If he could paint reality, he would be a master.

Isn't that reality?

The ideal an artist dreams of.

No woman ever lived with such colouring,

such god-like simplicity.

I thought so too till I met her.

You've met her?

In London, last year. And if you're patient,

you may see her in Naples one day.

- Your Excellency.

- Oh, not now, Gavin. I'll see you presently.

But I must tell you.

Very well, if you must, but tell me quickly.

Mum? Mum? Look, it's lovely.

It's a real palace.

Oh, I do hope Sir William will like us.

Don't worry, darling. Of course he'll like you.

I'll do all the talking. Charlie told me exactly what

to answer to everything.

Why on earth didn't you tell me?

Where are they?

Sshh. Here he comes.

You must forgive me. It's disgraceful.

I'd no idea you'd come.

- How do you do, Miss er...

- Emma Hart, if it pleases Your Excellency.

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Walter Reisch

Walter Reisch (May 23, 1903 – March 28, 1983) was an Austrian-born director and screenwriter. He also wrote lyrics to several songs featured in his films, one popular title is "Flieger, grüß mir die Sonne". He was married to the dancer and actress Poldi Dur and was the cousin of Georg Kreisler. more…

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