The Great Mr. Handel

  • 1942
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography

The story of 18th-century composer Handel and his struggles with royalty and the church. Lawson plays the German composer who adopts England as his homeland. He has an altercation with a bishop of the Church of England as he is to rehearse a choir to sing for the king's coronation, telling the bishop that he is a better Englishman than the bishop because...read more

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The story of 18th-century composer Handel and his struggles with royalty and the church. Lawson plays the German composer who adopts England as his homeland. He has an altercation with a bishop of the Church of England as he is to rehearse a choir to sing for the king's coronation,

telling the bishop that he is a better Englishman than the bishop because he picked his nationality rather than being born to it. He also has a falling out with the Prince of Wales, Kirby, but atones by writing the "Messiah." The great composer's music makes up a large portion of the film

score.

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