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Encyclopedia > The House of Rothschild

The House of Rothschild is a 1934 film which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was written by Nunnally Johnson from the play by George Hembert Westley, and directed by Alfred L. Werker.


The movie stars George Arliss, Loretta Young, and Boris Karloff, in the biographical story of the rise of the Rothschild family of European bankers.


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Karl Rothschild (1788-1855), Mayer Amschel's fourth son, established the Naples branch of the house of Rothschild in the 1820s.
Alphonse Rothschild (1827-1905), the eldest son of James, was a prominent banker and philanthropist.
Although the power of the Rothschilds declined with the introduction of new methods of state financing in the late 19th century and with the disruption of Europe during World Wars I and II, the banking house in Paris retained its eminence in the financial world.
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