The Dictator (1935 film)

The Dictator is a 1935 British historical drama film directed by Victor Saville and starring Clive Brook, Madeleine Carroll, Emlyn Williams and Helen Haye.[1] The film depicts a dramatic episode in Danish history: the tumultuous relationship between King Christian VII of Denmark and his English consort Caroline Matilda in 18th century Copenhagen and the Queen's tragic affair with the royal physician and liberal reformer Johann Friedrich Struensee. The film is loosely based on real events.

The Dictator
Directed byVictor Saville
Produced byCurtis Bernhardt
Ludovico Toeplitz
Screenplay byBenn W. Levy
Jan Lustig
Hans Wilhelm
StarringClive Brook
Madeleine Carroll
Emlyn Williams
Helen Haye
Frank Cellier
Isabel Jeans
Alfred Drayton
Nicholas Hannen
Ruby Miller
Heather Thatcher
Music byKarol Rathaus
CinematographyFranz Planer
Edited byPaul Weatherwax
Toeplitz Productions Ltd.
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
1 February 1935 (Premiere, Paris)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


See also


  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | The DICTATOR (1935)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
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