Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to rule as queen, to the chagrin of Elizabeth I of England who finds her a dangerous rival. There is much ado over whom Mary shall marry; to her later regret, she picks effete Lord Darnley over the strong but unpopular Earl of Bothwell. A palace coup leads to civil war and house arrest for Mary; she escapes and flees to England, where a worse fate awaits her. Written by
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One of the greatest love stories of all time... brought to the screen in throbbing glory by a wonderful cast of stars!
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Did You Know?
lost interest in this film early on. He didn't think the story was very strong, and didn't like the blank verse dialog. The film did not do well at the box office and Ford seldom mentioned it in conversation. Later, during filming of Stagecoach
, Ford harassed several actors, notably John Wayne
, about their performances. As he began with Thomas Mitchell
, who played Doc Boone, Mitchell reportedly said, "Just remember, I saw 'Mary of Scotland'". Ford left him alone for the remainder of the shoot. See more
In the movie, Mary's execution takes place outdoors. It actually took place in the great hall of Fotheringay castle. See more
Queen Elizabeth I
Rebellion! How I hate that word!