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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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  • One of Bette's all time best performances

    Al 2013-09-22

    In my opinion, this is Bette Davis' best performance, with "The Little Foxes" running a close second. She put a lot of work into this role... MORE>

  • in his book

    mrs sullivan 2011-06-20

    In Flynn's book My wicked wicked ways, Flynn talks about the infamous slap that he receives from Ms Davis in this movie. He stated that her first... MORE>

  • The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

    Mark Sutch 2011-04-14

    ***1/2 MORE>