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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 :

  • Bette Davis
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Errol Flynn
  • Earl of Essex
  • Olivia de Havilland
  • Lady Penelope Gray
  • Donald Crisp
  • Francis Bacon
  • Alan Hale
  • Earl of Tyrone
  • Vincent Price
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Henry Stephenson
  • Lord Burghley
  • Nanette Fabares
  • Mistress Margaret Radcliffe
  • Ralph Forbes
  • Lord Knollys
  • Guy Bellis
  • Lord Charles Howard (uncredited)
  • Robert Warwick
  • Lord Mountjoy
  • Leo G. Carroll
  • Sir Edward Coke
  • Forrester Harvey
  • Bit Part (uncredited)
  • Doris Lloyd
  • Handmaiden (uncredited)
  • Maris Wrixon
  • Lady of the Court (uncredited)
  • Rosella Towne
  • Lady of the Court (uncredited)
  • John Sutton
  • Capt. Armand of the Queen's Guard (uncredited)
  • I. Stanford Jolley
  • Spectator Outside Whitehall Palace (uncredited)
Producers :
Hal B. Wallis
Writers :
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