Warner presents:

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

DVD (UPC: 888574564834)
  • Drama (Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1)
  • DVD-R Product: This Product is manufactured on demand.
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Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale, Vincent Price, Henry Stephenson, Nanette Fabray, Ralph Forbes, Robert Warwick, Leo G. Carroll

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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

Cast and Crew

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: