Benjamin Disraeli, then-prime minister of Britain, has grand designs for the British Empire. With the Kedive of Egypt in desperate need of money, he is poised to purchase shares of the Suez Canal - and in turn take control of India. To this end, he enlists the services of Lord Charles Deeford, a rich but unambitious man, who seeks to prove his worth to the object of his desires. Matters of political intrigue are never quite so simple, however, and two Russian spies seek to undermine both men's efforts, and allow Russia to lay claim to the Suez Canal for themselves - quickly turning the transaction into a race against time.
|Louis N. Parker
|Classic Biography, Classic Drama, Classic History
|George Arliss, Florence Arliss