The Dictator (1935 film)

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The Dictator
Directed by Victor Saville
Produced by Curtis Bernhardt
Ludovico Toeplitz
Screenplay by Benn W. Levy
Jan Lustig (de)
Hans Wilhelm
Starring Clive Brook
Madeleine Carroll
Emlyn Williams
Helen Haye
Frank Cellier
Isabel Jeans
Alfred Drayton
Nicholas Hannen
Ruby Miller
Heather Thatcher
Music by Karol Rathaus
Cinematography Franz Planer
Edited by Paul Weatherwax
Toeplitz Productions Ltd.
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release date
1 February 1935 (Premiere, Paris)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Dictator is a 1935 British historical drama film directed by Victor Saville and starring Clive Brook, Madeleine Carroll, Emlyn Williams and Helen Haye.[1] The film depicts a dramatic episode in Danish history: the tumultuous relationship between King Christian VII of Denmark and his English consort Caroline Matilda in 18th century Copenhagen and the Queen's tragic affair with the royal physician and liberal reformer Johann Friedrich Struensee. The film is loosely based on real events.


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  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | The DICTATOR (1935)". 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 

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