The Prime Minister (film)
|The Prime Minister|
|Directed by||Thorold Dickinson|
|Produced by||Max Milder|
|Written by||Michael Hogan
|Music by||Jack Beaver|
|Editing by||Leslie Norman|
|Distributed by||Warner Brothers|
|Release dates||3 May 1941|
|Running time||94 minutes|
The Prime Minister is a British film from 1941 directed by Thorold Dickinson. It details the life and times of Benjamin Disraeli, who became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and stars John Gielgud, Diana Wynyard, Fay Compton and Stephen Murray. Gielgud would later reprise his role as Disraeli in the 1975 ITV television drama Edward the Seventh.
In 1837, London novelist Benjamin Disraeli (John Gielgud) crashes his bicycle and is given a ride to a garden party by Mary Ann Wyndham-Lewis (Diana Wynyard). She read his novels and says he should be in Parliament. Disraeli asks Mary Ann to help him, so she goes to the Conservative party leaders and gets their support for Disraeli.
- John Gielgud as Benjamin Disraeli
- Diana Wynyard as Mary Disraeli
- Fay Compton as Queen Victoria
- Pamela Standish as Princess Victoria
- Stephen Murray as William Ewart Gladstone
- Owen Nares as Lord Derby
- Frederick Leister as Lord Melbourne
- Nicholas Hannen as Sir Robert Peel
- Will Fyffe as The Agitator
- Anthony Ireland as Count D'Orsay
- Irene Brown as Lady Londonderry
- The Thorold Dickinson Archive is held at the University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections Centre .
The Prime Minister opened in the United States in February 1942, nearly a year after its British premiere. The American version was some 15 minute shorter than the British version, and among the scenes cut was one featuring a young actress just beginning her career, Glynis Johns.
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