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The series also details his personal life, focusing on his 33-year marriage to the considerably older Mary Anne Lewis (Mary Peach), the widow of Disraeli's former patron and a seemingly frivolous chatterbox whom he admittedly married for her money ("I never intend to marry for love," he said. "It's a guarantee of unhappiness"), only to end up completely devoted to her. Along the way, Disraeli and his fellow politicians also deal with issues ranging from India and the Suez Canal to Ireland and the looming threat posed by Germany's "Iron Chancellor," Otto von Bismarck. All of this is accomplished primarily with words (including Disraeli's own, as well as those of scriptwriter David Butler), and there are lots of them. Disraeli isn't exactly action-packed--indeed, this is a genteel, stately, and occasionally rather tedious undertaking--but those willing to stick with it for its four-plus hours will find no shortage of rewards. --Sam Graham
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McShane is great as the young Disraeli, of Jewish heritage but baptized in the Anglican Church as a child. Disraeli's family was highly supportive of his ambitions and intellectual curiosity. Disraeli wrote novels and was relatively successful as a novelist before becoming a politician in his 30s, however he continue to write some also during his political career. It took 5 attempts before he was finally elected to the House of Commons as a Conservative. Yet over time he reveals himself to be a progressive conservative, steering the conservative party toward continued successes in policy. He was Prime Minister twice, much to the liking of Queen Victoria who appreciated Disraeli's philosophy, politics, and social interactions with herself. Disraeli married a wealthy widow woman 13 years his senior but their 33 year marriage was strong and supported by their mutual fascination with politics. Disraeli dealt with multiple challenges during his years of leadership including his political rivalries and allies, crisis in India and Ireland, the purchase of controlling stock in the Suez canal, and the rise of a unified Germany under the control of Otto von Bismarck.Read more ›
relevant one-page note should be incuded in the DVD box. And lastly-concerning historical accuracy and fairness, I think the film does not do
justice to Disraeli's rival, W.E.Gladstone, a very moral person and, argueably, the best 19th century British Prime Miniser (the contestant to that quality being Lord Salisbury)--I think a film on Gladstone, if ever there was made one - should restore this evident unfairness...
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This movie was a surprise. I really enjoyed it. If you like the Pallisers, The First Churchills, Flambards, you will like this older BBC as well.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
He's dashing! He's triumphant! He'll make you tremble with his impassioned performance! Ladies and gentlemen... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mylz
I have wanted to add this movie to my Ian McShane DVD collection for quite sometime. Delighted to have found it here!Published 19 months ago by Pina Nowak
Saw this on PBS a long time ago and thoroughly enjoyed. I had a favorite late aunt and we used to enjoy watching Masterpiece Theater. This was one of our favorites.Published on January 9, 2014 by Joseph L, Brady, Jr.
I bought this for my husband and he absolutely loves it. He watches it over and over again . It is a quality DVDPublished on January 6, 2014 by Cheryl E. Wortham
Ian Mcshane gives a glorious performance as the odd but effective and brilliant Disraeli. His life was important and his story was given a geat telling here.Published on December 8, 2013 by Kalamere
I was disappointed in the film. It seemed to be a play that was filmed--just seemed to be off key and didn't focus on
the detail that occured during that time.