Nominations: Best Picture, Best Writing, Best Actor (George Arliss)Wins/Snubs: All Quiet on the Western Front won Best Picture and The Big House won for Best writing, but George Arliss won for Best Actor - over a huge field of 7 other performances, though only 5 actors as 3 actors (Arliss, Maurice Chevalier, and Ronald Colman) were each nominated twice that year in the same category. Apparently, Arliss also starred in Disraeli when it was a silent film, and this remake, only 8 years later, was his first big talkie picture. He's really terrific, so while I haven't seen any of the other films, I've seen several of the other actors that year.
|George Arliss as Disraeli|
|The real Benjamin Disraeli|