The Dictator (1935 film)

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

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. In the United States the title was changed to “Loves of a Dictator”. [2]



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  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | The DICTATOR (1935)". 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  2. Sennwald, Andre (June 1935). "' Loves of a Dictator,' a British Historical Film, at the Roxy -- 'Flame Within,' at the Capitol". The New York Times.