Director Michael Curtiz's period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I (Bette Davis) and the man who would be King of England, Robert Devereux (Errol Flynn), the Earl of Essex. Ever the victor on the battlefield, Devereux returns to London after defeating Spanish forces at Cadiz. Middle-aged Elizabeth, so attracted to the younger Devereux but fearful of his influence and popularity, sends him on a new mission: a doomed campaign to Ireland. When he and his troops return in defeat, Devereux demands to share the throne with the heirless queen, and Elizabeth, at first, intends to marry. Ultimately sensing the marriage would prove disastrous for England, Elizabeth sets in motion a merciless plan to protect her people and preserve her throne.Special Features:
- Leonard Maltin Hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1939 with Newsreel
- Musical Short the Royal Rodeo
- Cartoon Old Glory
- New Featurette Elizabeth and Essex: Battle Royale
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
- 1.33 : 1
- Dolby Digital Mono
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