This period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the man who would be King of England.

  1. Michael Curtiz


  2. Norman Reilly Raine


  3. ├ćneas MacKenzie


Top Billed Cast

  1. Errol Flynn

    Errol Flynn

    The Earl of Essex

  2. Bette Davis

    Bette Davis

    Queen Elizabeth

  3. Olivia de Havilland

    Olivia de Havilland

    Lady Penelope Gray

  4. Donald Crisp

    Donald Crisp

    Francis Bacon

  5. Alan Hale

    Alan Hale

    The Prince of Tyrone

Full Cast & Crew

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 11, 1939


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 46m

Budget -

Revenue -



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