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Les amours de la reine Élisabeth (1912)

Episodes from the life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603), focusing on her ill-fated love affair with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.

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Lou Tellegen ...
Max Maxudian ...
Howard, Earl of Nottingham (as Maxudian)
Nita Romani ...
Arabella, the Countess of Nottingham (as Mlle. Romani)
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Seymour
Jean Chameroy ...
Lord Bacon (as Harmeroy)
Albert Decoeur ...
Sir Francis Drake (as Decoeur)
Georges Deneubourg ...
Biron
Marie-Louise Derval ...
Lady Howard
Henri Desfontaines
Dick ...
Harrington
Guy Favières ...
Worcester
Paul Guidé ...
Paul Laurent ...
Jacques Stuart
Jane Maylianes ...
Lady Southwell
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Episodes from the life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603), focusing on her ill-fated love affair with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.

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August 1912 (France)  »

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Drottning Elisabeth  »

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$47,500 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Joseph Carl Breil's score is often considered the first original musical score written specifically for a motion picture. Breil was a prominent American composer of opera and operetta in addition to his film score work. See more »

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Poor Bernhardt
11 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was a struggle. I had to keep myself from shutting it off and doing something else. I don't think I've ever been this bored for forty minutes, not even while listening to dry lectures in algebra class.

I'm grateful that we have the legendary Bernhardt captured on film for all time, but it's unfortunate that she was not paired with adequate filmmakers who understood how to make engaging cinema. The movie is literally a recording of a stage play, all done in long shot with the actors playing for the back row. Peppered throughout are intertitles which explain exactly what's going to happen in the next scene.

The fact that this film was made in 1912 is no excuse; watch the one reeler An Unseen Enemy from the same year and you can see that film is shot and acted much better than this. Perhaps if the likes of DW Griffith had directed, this might have been a classic. Instead we're left with a movie which only functions as a historical curio and nothing more.


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