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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

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106 min | Biography, Drama, History

A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.
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Writers
Norman Reilly Raine (screen play) | ├ćneas MacKenzie (screen play) (as Aeneas MacKenzie) | Maxwell Anderson (from the stage play by)
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Budget
$1,075,000
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Release date
Nov 11, 1939 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Bette Davis
Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth   See fewer
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Errol Flynn
Earl of Essex Earl of Essex   See fewer
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Olivia de Havilland
Lady Penelope Gray Lady Penelope Gray   See fewer
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Donald Crisp
Francis Bacon Francis Bacon   See fewer
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Alan Hale
Earl of Tyrone Earl of Tyrone   See fewer
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Vincent Price
Sir Walter Raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh   See fewer
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Henry Stephenson
Lord Burghley Lord Burghley   See fewer
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Henry Daniell
Sir Robert Cecil Sir Robert Cecil   See fewer
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James Stephenson
Sir Thomas Egerton Sir Thomas Egerton   See fewer
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Nanette Fabray
Mistress Margaret Radcliffe (as Nanette Fabares) Mistress Margaret Radcliffe (as Nanette Fabares)   See fewer
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Ralph Forbes
Lord Knollys Lord Knollys   See fewer
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Robert Warwick
Lord Mountjoy Lord Mountjoy   See fewer
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Leo G. Carroll
Sir Edward Coke Sir Edward Coke   See fewer
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Guy Bellis
Lord Charles Howard (uncredited) Lord Charles Howard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacob Dance
Essex's Soldier (uncredited) Essex's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forrester Harvey
Bit Part (uncredited) Bit Part (uncredited)   See fewer
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Holmes Herbert
Majordomo (uncredited) Majordomo (uncredited)   See fewer
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I. Stanford Jolley
Spectator Outside Whitehall Palace (uncredited) Spectator Outside Whitehall Palace (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doris Lloyd
Handmaiden (uncredited) Handmaiden (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Sutton
Capt. Armand of the Queen's Guard (uncredited) Capt. Armand of the Queen's Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rosella Towne
Lady of the Court (uncredited) Lady of the Court (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maris Wrixon
Lady of the Court (uncredited) Lady of the Court (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 4,647 votes