The Cardinal (1936 film)

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The Cardinal
Directed by Sinclair Hill
Written by D.B. Wyndham-Lewis
Starring Matheson Lang
Eric Portman
June Duprez
Music by Leighton Lucas
Cinematography Cyril Bristow
Edited by Max Brenner
Grosvenor Films
Distributed by Pathé Pictures
Release date
27 July 1936
Running time
70 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Cardinal is a 1936 British historical drama film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Matheson Lang, Eric Portman and Robert Atkins.[1] The film depicts a power battle in Rome in 1570 between Giuliano de' Medici[clarification needed] and one of his rivals.

It was made at Welwyn Studios.[2]



  1. ^ BFI Database entry
  2. ^ Wood p.85


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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