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The Life Story of David Lloyd George

Directed by Maurice Elvey
United Kingdom, 1918
Biography, Drama, History

Synopsis

Maurice Elvey’s silent biopic maps out the life of British Prime Minister Lloyd George from childhood to the end of the Great War.

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The Life Story of David Lloyd George Directed by Maurice Elvey

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  • Kenji's rating of the film The Life Story of David Lloyd George

    This long-lost 1918 depiction of the life of the Welsh firebrand orator, radical social reformer and World War 1 prime minister plays like The Adoration of the Saviour- of the Poor, Empire and Civilisation. I wasn't so keen on the pounding war propaganda that dominates the second half, but its dramatic scale, use of locations, surging crowds and sweeter moments are vastly impressive. A major rediscovery.