Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

Elizabeth the Queen


Michael Curtiz
Warner Brothers
Production Company

Bette Davis grabs the role of Elizabeth I by the throat as only she can. Film reveals its stage origins and is a little historically suspect, but, hey, this is classic Hollywood here.

11th November 1939

19th April 2005

Bette Davis
Queen Elizabeth I
Errol Flynn
Earl of Essex
Olivia de Havilland
Lady Penelope Gray
Donald Crisp
Francis Bacon
Alan Hale
Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone
Vincent Price
Sir Walter Raleigh
Henry Stephenson
Lord Burghley
Henry Daniell
Sir Robert Cecil
James Stephenson
Sir Thomas Egerton
Nanette Fabray
Mistress Margaret Radcliffe
Ralph Forbes
Lord Knollys
Robert Warwick
Lord Mountjoy
Leo G. Carroll
Sir Edward Coke
Forrester Harvey
Bit Part
Holmes Herbert
I. Stanford Jolley
Spectator Outside Whitehall Palace
Doris Lloyd
John Sutton
Capt. Armand of the Queen's Guard
Rosella Towne
Lady of the Court
Maris Wrixon
Lady of the Court

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