Director Norman Walker
Country United Kingdom
|Writer Lawrence du Garde Peach, Victor MacLure|
Release date 9 November 1942
The Great Mr. Handel is a 1942 British Technicolor historical film directed by Norman Walker and starring Wilfrid Lawson, Elizabeth Allan and Malcolm Keen. The film is a biopic of the Eighteenth century Anglo-German composer Georg Friedrich Handel, focusing in particular on the years leading up to his 1741 oratorio Messiah.
A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd.
Production and release
The film was made by the Rank Organisation at Denham Studios, using Technicolor. After a private screening, the company head J. Arthur Rank criticised its lack of glamorous appeal. The film was not a box office success on its release.
ReferencesThe Great Mr. Handel Wikipedia
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