Alexander Hamilton (film)

Alexander Hamilton
Directed by John G. Adolfi
Written by Julien Josephson
Maude T. Howell
Based on Hamilton
1917 play

by George Arliss
Mary Hamlin
Starring George Arliss
Doris Kenyon
Dudley Digges
June Collyer
Music by David Mendoza
Cinematography James Van Trees
Edited by Owen Marks
Warner Bros.
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • September 12, 1931 (1931-09-12)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.

Plot summary

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.[1]



For the roles of Jefferson and Monroe, Arliss cast two character actors who had built reputations for playing villainous parts.[2]



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