GenreBiography, Drama, History Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateSeptember 12, 1931 (1931-09-12) WriterGeorge Arliss (by), Mary Hamlin (by), Julien Josephson (adaptation), Maude T. Howell (adaptation) ProductionWarner Bros. Entertainment CastGeorge Arliss (Alexander Hamilton), Doris Kenyon (Mrs. Betsy Hamilton), Dudley Digges (Senator Timothy Roberts), June Collyer (Mrs. Mariah Reynolds), Montagu Love (Thomas Jefferson), Ralf Harolde (James Reynolds) Similar moviesJFK, Invictus, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, W., The Conspirator, The Tailor of Panama
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Alexander Hamilton is a 1931 American pre-Code biographical film about Alexander Hamilton, produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and based on a 1917 play by George Arliss and Mary Hamlin. It was directed by John G. Adolfi and stars Arliss in the title role. It follows the attempts of Hamilton to establish a new financial structure for the United States following the Critical Period and the establishment of a new Constitution in 1787.
The story depicts Hamilton's (George Arliss) efforts to pass the "Assumption Bill", which required the federal government to assume the debts incurred by the 13 states during the American Revolutionary War, and his agreement to a compromise by passage of the Residence Bill establishing the national capital.
George Arliss as Alexander Hamilton
Doris Kenyon as Mrs. Betsy Hamilton
Dudley Digges as Senator Timothy Roberts
June Collyer as Mrs. Maria Reynolds
Montagu Love as Thomas Jefferson
Ralf Harolde as James Reynolds
Lionel Belmore as General Philip Schuyler
Alan Mowbray as George Washington
John T. Murray as Count Talleyrand
Morgan Wallace as James Monroe
For the roles of Jefferson and Monroe, Arliss cast two character actors who had built reputations for playing villainous parts.