The House of Rothschild  [DVD]George Arliss (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 88 min
Quality: Very good from Vhs
How the Rothschild dynasty rose from German ghetto obscurity to become the foremost banking house in Europe is a fascinating study of international monetary intrigue, early 19th
century-style. Set against a lavishly mounted backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, commanding George Arliss plays two key roles - family patriarch Mayer and his son, Nathan and Boris Karloff eschews
monster make-up for a change to effectively etch a civilised villain in this rather entertaining history lesson.
Biopic starring George Arliss, Boris Karloff and Loretta Young. The history of
the famous banking family that came to prominence during the Napoleonic Wars in the early 19th century, only to be threatened by the subsequent rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.