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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
Directed by:
Michael Curtiz

"The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" (also known as "Elizabeth the Queen", "Knight and the Lady, The", "Elizabeth and Essex") is a Biography/Drama/Romance film directed by Michael Curtiz, and written by Norman Reilly Raine, released in the USA on September 27 of 1939 , starring Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale and Vincent Price.

Who directed "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex":

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex was directed by Michael Curtiz, a director, producer, actor, and writer.

Before directing The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, Michael Curtiz had directed Daughters Courageous, released in 1939, Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), Four Daughters (1938), Four's a Crowd (1938), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), and Gold Is Where You Find It (1938). Since, he directed Four Wives, released in 1939, Virginia City (1940), The Sea Hawk (1940), Santa Fe Trail (1940), The Sea Wolf (1941), and Dive Bomber (1941).

When was "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" released:

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex was first released in the United States on Wednesday, September 27, 1939.. This was eighty (80) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, October 17, 1945 in France and on Friday, November 09, 1951 in Germany.

What is the casting of "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex":

At the casting of The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex we find Bette Davis, previously seen in The Old Maid (1939) and Land of Liberty (1939); Errol Flynn (The Dawn Patrol (1938), The Sisters (1938)); Olivia de Havilland (Wings of the Navy (1939), Four's a Crowd (1938)) [ more... ]

  • Errol Flynn, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale, Henry Daniell, James Stephenson and Robert Warwick also appeared in The Sea Hawk, released in 1940.
  • Alan Hale and Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Donald Crisp also appeared together in The Sisters, released in 1938.
  • Henry Stephenson and Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp also worked together in The Charge of the Light Brigade, released in 1936.
  • Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Alan Hale and Robert Warwick also appeared in The Adventures of Robin Hood, released in 1938.
  • Bette Davis, Alan Hale and Robert Warwick also appeared in So Big!, released in 1932.
  • Robert Warwick and Bette Davis, Donald Crisp can be seen in Juarez, released in 1939.
  • Bette Davis, Donald Crisp and James Stephenson also appeared in Shining Victory, released in 1941.
  • Bette Davis, Donald Crisp and James Stephenson can all be seen in The Old Maid, released in 1939.
  • Robert Warwick and Donald Crisp, Ralph Forbes have all also be seen in Mary of Scotland, released in 1936.
  • Vincent Price, Ralph Forbes and Leo G. Carroll can all be seen in Tower of London, released in 1939.
  • Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Henry Stephenson can all be seen in Captain Blood, released in 1935.
  • Errol Flynn, Alan Hale and Robert Warwick also appeared together in Adventures of Don Juan, released in 1948.
  • Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Alan Hale also appeared together in Santa Fe Trail, released in 1940.

What is the Storyline of "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex":

The Earl of Essex (Errol Flynn) returns in triumph to London after having dealt the Spanish a crushing naval defeat at Cadiz. In London, an aging Queen Elizabeth (Bette Davis) awaits him with love, but also with fear, because of his popularity with the commoners and his consuming ambition. His envious rivals include Sir Robert Cecil (Henry Daniell), Lord Burghley (Henry Stephenson), and Sir Walter Raleigh (Vincent Price). His only friend at court is Francis Bacon (Donald Crisp).

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