The Great Mr. Handel (1942)

Not Rated   |    |  Biography, Drama, Music


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A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd.

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20 January 2017 | malcolmgsw
4
| Beautifully photographed but dull
This is a dreadfully dull biopic in an era of stodgy biographical stories.Probably made for propaganda purposes.The best aspect of this film.The sort of colour that seemingly could only be achieved by early three strip Technicolor.Jack Cardiff receives a credit as one of the cameramen.Wilfred Lawson plays the title role with a truly dodgy German accent.This film really represented the pinnacle of his screen career,partly due to his alcoholism.By the fifties he had slipped well down the cast and was playing character parts with that rich fruity voice.Sadly this is a very dull film whose narration is partly explained by lengthy interrupted.In truth this film is only likely to find favour with fans of his music.

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Soundtracks

Messiah
(excerpts) (uncredited)
Music by
George Frideric Handel
Libretto by Charles Jennens
Sung by Gladys Ripley dubbing Elizabeth Allan, with chorus
Orchestra conducted by Ernest Irving

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Biography | Drama | Music

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