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    Bette Davis and Errol Flynn made The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex fascinatingly public, striking sparks in this lavish Technicolor® tale of the ill-fated love between the aging Elizabeth I and the dashing Earl of Essex. Thoroughly unglamorous here – eyes and hairline shaved, face painted chalky white – double Academy Award® winner* Davis exudes such intelligence, energy and ardor that her romance with the decades-younger Essex (Flynn at the peak of his remarkable good looks and athletic verve) is completely believable. Based on Maxwell Anderson’s play Elizabeth the Queen and directed by Michael Curtiz, this nominee for five Oscars® takes liberties with historical accuracy, but none with dramatic impact. Long may these tempestuous, titled lovers reign!

    • UPC: 888574564834
    • Release Date: 1939
    • Content Provider: Warner
    • Runtime: 106:00
    • Genre: Docudrama; Romance
    • Language: English
    • Format: DVD-NTSC
    • Screen:
    • Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
    • Rating: NR
    • Audio: MONO - English, MONO - French
    • Color/BW: Color
    • Special Features:
    • Copyright: © 1939 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Disc Format: DVD-9

    Bette Davis
    Errol Flynn
    Olivia de Havilland
    Donald Crisp
    Alan Hale
    Vincent Price
    Henry Stephenson
    Nanette Fabray
    Ralph Forbes
    Robert Warwick
    Leo G. Carroll

    Written by:
    Norman Reilly Raine
    neas MacKenzie

    Directed by:
    Michael Curtiz

    Produced by: