Bette Davis gives her second memorable performance as Queen Elizabeth I in this swashbuckling historical drama that also features Joan Collins in an early screen performance. It's the story of the ageing queen's attraction to handsome Sir Walter Raleigh (Richard Todd) and her bitter clash with a scheming, younger rival (Collins). Rich in historical detail, lavish with authentic costumes and period decor and enlivened by thrilling swordplay, The Virgin Queen is a legendary recreation of one of England's most fascinating eras, made all the more alluring by Davis' dynamic performance.

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The Virgin Queen (1955)

G

Romance/Drama · 1h 32m · 7/22/1955

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CinemaScope spectacularly spreads before you the velvet cape and violent age of Sir Walter Raleigh and The Virgin Queen.

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Bette Davis gives her second memorable performance as Queen Elizabeth I in this swashbuckling historical drama that also features Joan Collins in an early screen performance. It's the story of the ageing queen's attraction to handsome Sir Walter Raleigh (Richard Todd) and her bitter clash with a scheming, younger rival (Collins). Rich in historical detail, lavish with authentic costumes and period decor and enlivened by thrilling swordplay, The Virgin Queen is a legendary recreation of one of England's most fascinating eras, made all the more alluring by Davis' dynamic performance.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Twentieth Century Fox

Budget

$1,600,000
Cast
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Bette Davis

Queen Elizabeth I
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Richard Todd

Sir Walter Raleigh
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Joan Collins

Beth Throgmorton
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Jay Robinson

Chadwick
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Herbert Marshall

Lord Leicester (Robert Dudley)
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Dan O'Herlihy

Lord Derry
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Robert Douglas

Sir Christopher Hatton
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Romney Brent

French Ambassador
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Leslie Parrish

Anne (as Marjorie Hellen)
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Lisa Daniels

Mary
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Robert Adler

Postillion Rider (uncredited)
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Frank Baker

Physician (uncredited)
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Barry Bernard

Patch Eye (uncredited)
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Janice Carroll

Serving Maid (uncredited)
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John Costello

Town Crier (uncredited)
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Ashley Cowan

Sailor (uncredited)
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Lisa Davis

Jane (uncredited)
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Terence de Marney

Archbishop (uncredited)
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Noel Drayton

Tailor (uncredited)
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Michael Ferris

Queen's Guard (uncredited)
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Arthur Gould-Porter

Randall, the Ship Builder (uncredited)
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A. Cameron Grant

Tavern Host (uncredited)
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Michael Hadlow

Carpenter (uncredited)
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Bill Hines

Corporal (uncredited)
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Heather Hopper

Tavern Maid with Derry (uncredited)
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Richard Kean

Servant (uncredited)
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Nelson Leigh

Physician (uncredited)
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Frank Mills

Footman (uncredited)
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Ian Murray

Gentleman of the Bedchamber (uncredited)
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Patrick O'Moore

Postillion Rider (uncredited)
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Felippa Rock

Serving Wench (uncredited)
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Clint Sharp

Stage Driver (uncredited)
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Rod Taylor

Cpl. Gwilym (uncredited)
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David Thursby

Landlord (uncredited)
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Trevor Ward

Courtier (uncredited)
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Margery Weston

Dame Bragg, Throckmorton's Lady-In-Waiting (uncredited)
Crew
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Henry Koster

Director
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Harry Brown

Writer
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Mindret Lord

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Virgin Queen

(DVD, THINpak)

4/8/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Virgin Queen

(DVD)

4/8/2008

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