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Disraeli is a 1929 film that was adapted by Julien Josephson and De Leon Anthony[?] from a play by Louis N. Parker[?]. The film was directed by Alfred E. Green[?].

The story is the biography of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, and stars George Arliss, Doris Lloyd[?], David Torrence[?], Joan Bennett[?] and Florence Arliss[?].

Arliss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Films with the same title were released in 1916 and 1921, the 1921 version also starring Arliss.

Disraeli is also the name of a four-part Masterpiece Theatre series, 1978 but first broadcast in the U.S. in June 1980, about the great statesman. Written by David Butler, produced by Cecil Clarke, directed by Claude Whatham, it stars Ian McShane[?] (Disraeli), Mary Peach (Mary Anne), Rosemary Leach (Queen Victoria), and Anton Rodgers (George Bentick) and is available in a four-videotape set.

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