The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex


Director: Michael Curtiz

Writer: Maxwell Anderson (play Elizabeth the Queen) - Norman Reilly Raine and neas MacKenzie

Producer: Robert Lord

Music: Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Christopher Marlowe (song "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love (Come Live With Me and Be My Love)")

Costume: Orry-Kelly

Makeup: Perc Westmore


Forced to choose between her Kingdom and her lover, Davis' monarch is the epitome of a regal women. Fabray made her first film appearance as an adult in this adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's 1930 play


Cast List:


Bette Davis .... Queen Elizabeth I
Errol Flynn .... Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex
Olivia de Havilland .... Lady Penelope Gray
Donald Crisp .... Francis Bacon
Alan Hale .... Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone
Vincent Price .... Sir Walter Ralegh
Henry Stephenson .... Lord Burghley
Henry Daniell .... Sir Robert Cecil
James Stephenson .... Sir Thomas Egerton
Nanette Fabray .... Mistress Margaret Radcliffe (as Nanette Fabares)
Ralph Forbes .... Lord Knollys
Robert Warwick .... Lord Mountjoy
Leo G. Carroll .... Sir Edward Coke
Guy Bellis .... Lord Charles Howard
Forrester Harvey .... Bit Part
I. Stanford Jolley .... Bit Part
Doris Lloyd .... Handmaiden
John Sutton .... Captain Armand of the Queen's Guard
Rosella Towne .... Lady of the Court
Maris Wrixon .... Lady of the Court

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