The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

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Bette Davis

Queen Elizabeth

Errol Flynn

Earl of Essex

Olivia de Havilland

Lady Penelope Gray

Donald Crisp

Francis Bacon

Storyline

This period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the man who would be King of England, Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. Ever the victor on the battlefield, Devereux returns to London after defeating Spanish forces at Cadiz. Middle-aged Elizabeth, so attracted to the younger Devereux but fearful of his influence and popularity, sends him on a new mission: a doomed campaign to Ireland. When he and his troops return in defeat, Devereux demands ... more


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Forties Man

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B+

A Reason to Watch11 July 2015

Bette Davis as Queen Elizabeth is one reason to watch.

Another is the way she slaps Errol Flynn at one point in the movie. In the IMDB trivia on this film it says: "Errol Flynn and Bette Davis disliked each other, and when Elizabeth slaps Essex in front of the entire court, Davis hauled off... more

Heather

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B+

It Was Okay30 June 2014

This movie was okay.

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