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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

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MPAA Rating: NR
Genre: Historical Drama
Director: Michael Curtiz

Queen Elizabeth secretly loves the ambitious and courageous Earl of Essex, but at the same time she distrusts his desire for power, fearing he will exploit his political influence to her detriment. Though Essex's popularity soars when he returns victorious from a military campaign in Spain, Elizabeth instead chides him for prosecuting an unprofitable war. While the lovers quarrel, Sir Walter Raleigh schemes to bring about the downfall of Essex.

Cast :

  • John Sutton
  • Capt. Armand of the Queen's Guard (uncredited)
Producers :
Hal B. Wallis
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