The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex
The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex


Uniform Title
Private lives of Elizabeth and Essex (Motion picture)

Publication Information
[United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2005.

Physical Description
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
DVD format.
Based on the stage play, Elizabeth the queen / by Maxwell Anderson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Also issued as part of the box set: Errol Flynn the signature collection.
Special features: "Warner night at the movies" 1939 edition hosted by Leonard Maltin (introduction by Leonard Maltin; Dark victory theatrical trailer; Newsreel, "The royal rodeo" musical short, "Old Glory" cartoon, The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex) "Elizabeth and Essex: battle royale" featurette; Theatrical trailer.

This period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the man who would be King of England, Robert Devereux, 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 heir-less 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.

Reading Level
MPAA rating: Not rated.

Personal Subject
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603-Drama-Video recordings.
Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601-Drama-Video recordings.

Biographical films.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD videodiscs.

Geographic Term
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Drama -- Video recordings.

Added Author
Curtiz, Michael, 1888-1962.
Warner, Jack L., 1892-1978.
Wallis, Hal B., 1899-1986.
Lord, Robert, 1900-1976.
Raine, Norman Reilly, 1895-1971.
MacKenzie, Aeneas.
Davis, Bette, 1908-1989.
Flynn, Errol, 1909-1959.
De Havilland, Olivia.
Crisp, Donald, 1880-1974.
Hale, Alan, 1892-1950.
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993.
Stephenson, Henry, 1871-1956.
Daniell, Henry, 1894-1963.
Stephenson, James, 1888-1941.
Fabray, Nanette.
Forbes, Ralph, 1905-1951.
Warwick, Robert, 1878-1965.
Carroll, Leo G., 1886-1972.
Polito, Sol, 1892-1960.
Marks, Owen.
Riggs, C. A.
Grot, Anton, 1884-1974.
Orry-Kelly, 1897-1964.
Haskin, Byron, 1899-1984.
Koenekamp, H. F.
Friedhofer, Hugo.
Roder, Milan.
Forbstein, Leo F.
Korngold, Erich Wolfgang, 1897-1957.
Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959.

Added Corporate Author
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Turner Entertainment Co.
Warner Home Video (Firm)

LibraryCollectionMaterial TypeCall NumberStatus
Enterprise BranchDigital Video DiscDigital Video Disc(DVD) Private (1939)Checked In