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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex(1939)

Also Known As: Elizabeth and Essex | Elizabeth the Queen | The Knight and the Lady |

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Brief Synopsis

Elizabeth I''''s love for the Earl of Essex threatens to destroy her kingdom.

Cast & Crew

Michael Curtiz Director
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
Henry Daniell Sir Robert Cecil
James Stephenson Sir Thomas Egerton
Nanette Fabares Mistress Margaret Radcliffe
Ralph Forbes Lord Knollys
Robert Warwick Lord Mountjoy
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Beverly Hills, CA premiere: 27 Sep 1939
Release Date:  1939 Production Date:  Jack L. Warner in charge of production
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Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  106 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • for the queen's pleasure...

    Colin 2016-10-28

    The film plot of this 1939 film found the actual earl of Essex (Errol Flynn)making a pitch for the throne of England,under the rule of Elizabeth I (Bette... MORE>

  • Queen of Hollywood

    derek 2016-09-18

    Davis relishes slapping Flynn in this colourful five-star Warner Bros historical classic. Did they really hate each other or was it just another Hollywood... MORE>

  • movie eyes

    tom 2016-02-04

    love this film a classic of the era and Bette Davis give the ultimate acting performance of her career and one of the best coming out of Hollywood ever,... MORE>