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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

1939 Rated NR 1hr 46m

Tempers flared between stars Bette Davis and Errol Flynn on the set of Michael Curtiz's lavish production about the tumultuous love affair of Elizabeth I (Davis) and the ambitious young Earl of Essex (Flynn). Elizabeth mistrusts Essex's intentions with good reason -- his desire for power is stronger than his love for England. Olivia de Havilland and Vincent Price costar. Extras include the featurette "Elizabeth and Essex: Battle Royale" and more.

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Movie Details

1940 Academy Award®
  • Best Visual Effects nominee
  • Best Sound nominee
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Cinematography Color nominee
  • Best Music Score nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.