Biographical feature film about the life and times of Horatio Nelson. Stars Cedric Hardwicke.
Feature film released in 1926 - a film biography of Horatio Nelson. Made by British Instructional Films, Surbiton, Surrey, directed by Walter Summers. Opening Credits: "Adapted and produced by Walter Summers. Photographed by J. Parker and E. Warneford. Settings by W. Murton. Approved by the Admiralty. Horatio Nelson played by Cedric Hardwicke. Lady Hamilton played by Gertrude McCoy". Frank Arlton plays the Colonial Governor.
Tinted print. No negs exist. Some elements held by the National Film and Television Archive.
Biographical drama featuring scenes from Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson's life and career.
This reel includes material covering the practice of the press gang, Nelson's birth and childhood, Nelson as a young man - leaving on his first ship at 23, his engagements off the West Indies, his career in the Admiralty, his meetings with Fanny Nesbitt, his family life, the French revolution (storming of the Bastille and the guillotine).
Nelson's meeting with and relationship with Emma, Lady Hamilton, his defence of Corsica, battle scenes and Nelson's loss of sight in one eye, the Battle of St Vincent.
See other reels - Reel 2 follows on PM1877. Reel 3 is on PM1879. Reel 4 is on PM1881.
Note: Print is in fairly good condition throughout but there is some evidence of nitrate decomposition - mostly the blue tinted sections. Print in four reels but may have originally been 8 reels and spliced together into four.