Cinema: Sunk at Cadiz

THE NELSON AFFAIR

Directed by JAMES CELLAN JONES

Screenplay by TERENCE RATTIGAN

Here are Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson, two players of skill and intelligence, lending dignity and a measure of passion to a sort of pocket pageant that could bring out the worst in any actor. Rattigan's script—an adaptation of his play A Bequest to the Nation—is a damp recounting of the infamous romance between Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, a liaison that scandalized Georgian London and threatened, for a time, Britain's naval might.

The film begins with Nelson returning home after two years...

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