That Hamilton Woman

Lord Nelson's last love is a British drama film directed by Alexander Korda from 1941 about the life of the notorious Lady Hamilton ( 1765-1815 ).


A somewhat dated beggar is arrested while stealing a bottle of wine in the early 19th century. One lady then tells her life story in prison.

In order to marry her lover Charles drove Emma from London to Naples, to live there with Charles ' uncle, the British Ambassador to Italy, Sir William Hamilton. This explains Emma, that she could not marry his nephew Charles because of her past as a dancer. Instead, Sir William offers to her to be his wife. Hesitantly and offended agrees Emma a.

One day, Admiral Nelson appears in the message. He informed the Ambassador that Napoleon has declared war on England, together with Spain. Nelson wants the Neapolitan king, who is allied with England to ask for support troops. Sir William Nelson explains that it could take a few days to an audience with the king. Nelson is impatient. Emma, ​​who has overheard everything, Nelson conveys an immediate audience with the Queen, who, as she says, is the real King of Naples.

Nelson gets his troops and falls for Emma. Some years later, Nelson returns as a hero of the Battle of the Nile back to Naples and then begins an affair with Lady Emma Hamilton. He leaves his wife Fanny and now lives with Emma condoning Sir Williams, but disapproval of the Admiralty. After the Battle of Trafalgar, dies in Nelson, Emma Hamilton finally gets to feel the full moral hardness of others. Even Nelson's request, all his property should go to Emma, is not complied with. Now Emma is an old cracked, repudiated woman.


In Germany the film was first performed on 26 August 1950. This version is shortened from the original 30 minutes.

Winston Churchill is said to have the film seen 83 times.

Churchill was a hobby moderate screenwriter. For this film, he revised twice parts of Nelson's text as propaganda against Germany, stood with England at the time of production during the war.


The filmdienst describes the film as "an elaborately staged equipment film of considerable (also historical ) format " and "the great romantic popular cinema ."