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A news item in Hollywood Reporter notes that the film was originally titled Gloriana and was to star Conrad Veidt. According to Hollywood Reporter, the Hays Office requested that a scene in which Laurence Olivier yells "Fire, Fire," be deleted for fear audiences would take alarm and run out of the theater. Flora Robson also played Queen Elizabeth in the 1940 Warner Bros. film The Sea Hawk (see below). The film was awarded the 1937 Cinema Medal of Honor from the League of Nations Committee on Motion Pictures. According to the Motion Picture Herald review, this was the first time a British film had its premiere in Los Angeles. Modern sources credit Paul Barralet as photographer and include Howard Douglas (Lord Amberley) in the cast. Fire Over England was the first of three films Olivier and Vivien Leigh starred in together. The couple, who had met a few months before production began, were married in 1940.