The actor George Arliss was established at the British theater long
ago when he gained a foothold in the Americian film business in the 20's.
There he was also able to shof his impressive acting abilities in front
of the camera.
To his first movies belong "The Devil" (21), "The Ruling Passion" (22)
with Doris Kenyon and "The Green Goddess" (23).
His greatest triumph came with "Disraeli" (29) into being in which
he impersonated the role of Benjamin Disraeli. For this performance he
was awarded with the Oscar as best leading actor. With it he was the first
British actor who was able to receive this prize.
In the 30's followed his last cinematical works in which he performed
other impressive roles.
To these movies belong "The Millionaire" (31) with James Cagney, "Alexander
Hamilton" (31) in the title role, "The Man Who Played God" (32) with Bette
Davis, whose career he actively supported, "Voltaire" (33), "The House
of Rothschild" (34) with Boris Karloff, "Cardinal Richelieu" (35) with
Maureen O'Sullivan, "The Tunnel" (35) and "Doctor Syn" (37) with John Loder.
Many of George Arliss' movies were directed by John G. Adolfi. He also
appeared often together with his wife, the actress Florence Arliss, in
front of the camera.
Other movies with George Arliss:
Disraeli (21) The Man Who Played
God (22) Twenty Dollars a Week (24) The Green Goddess (30) Old English
(30) A Successful Calamity (32) The King's Vacation (33) The Working Man
(33) The Last Gentleman (34) The Iron Duke (34) The Guv'nor (35) East Meets
West (36) His Lordship (36)
Alexander Hamilton (31) The House
of Rothschild (34)