The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

1939 • 106 minutes
24 reviews
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Academy Award-winner Bette Davis ("Jezebel," "Dark Victory") is the homely Queen Elizabeth I, whose jealous love of the handsome Earl of Essex (played by Errol Flynn -- "The Adventures of Robin Hood," "Captain Blood") leads to tragedy. Co-starring Academy Award-winners Olivia De Havilland ("Gone with the Wind," "The Adventures of Robin Hood") and Donald Crisp ("How Green was My Valley ," "Wuthering Heights"), Emmy Award-winner Nanette Fabares ("The Band Wagon," "Harper Valley P.T.A."), Emmy Award-nominee Leo G. Caroll ("North by Northwest," "Strangers on a Train") and Hollywood legend Vincent Price ("Edward Scissorhands," "House on Haunted Hill"). Directed by Academy award-winner Michael Curtiz ("Casablanca," "Yankee Doodle Dandy") and nominated for three Oscars.

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24 reviews
Lewis Scruggs
October 10, 2014
This is what true "ACTING" is.Man, Errol was before his time & Betty was the Queen of screen!Wonderwhy couldn't they get along off set?!
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Lillia Franco
July 30, 2022
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Carl Bayuk
October 11, 2021
Out standing movies Rated a top ten
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