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Fire Over England
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A.E.W. Mason (novel)
Clemence Dane (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
5 March 1937 (USA) See more »
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. . . A truly brilliant producer brings you a thrilling tale of love and danger that will live in your memory as long as there is romance in your heart !
Plot:
Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Flora Robson ... Queen Elizabeth I of England

Raymond Massey ... King Philip II of Spain
Leslie Banks ... Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

Laurence Olivier ... Michael Ingolby

Vivien Leigh ... Cynthia
Morton Selten ... Lord Burleigh
Tamara Desni ... Elena

Lyn Harding ... Sir Richard Ingolby
George Thirlwell ... Mr. Lawrence Gregory
Henry Oscar ... Spanish Ambassador
Robert Rendel ... Don Miguel (as Robert Rendell)

Robert Newton ... Don Pedro
Donald Calthrop ... Don Escobal
Charles Carson ... Adm. Valdez

James Mason ... Hillary Vane
Howard Douglas ... Lord Amberley
Cecil Mainwaring ... Lord Illingworth
Francis De Wolff ... Sir James Tarleton
Graham Cheswright ... Mr. Joseph Maddison
A. Corney Grain ... Hatton
Laurence Hanray ... French Ambassador
Roy Russell ... Sir Humphrey Cooper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Evelyn Ankers ... Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
Noel Brophy ... Irishman (uncredited)
Beryl de Querton ... Chief Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
Pam Downing ... Courtier (uncredited)
Franklin Dyall ... (uncredited)
Herbert Lomas ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Ralph Truman ... Spanish Inquisition Representative (uncredited)

Norma Varden ... Elena's Governess (uncredited)

Directed by
William K. Howard 
 
Writing credits
A.E.W. Mason (novel)

Clemence Dane (screenplay) and
Sergei Nolbandov (screenplay)

Produced by
Erich Pommer .... producer
Alexander Korda .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Richard Addinsell 
 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe 
 
Film Editing by
Jack Dennis 
 
Set Decoration by
Lazare Meerson (settings)
 
Costume Design by
René Hubert  (as Rene Hubert)
 
Production Management
Roland Gillett .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilfred O'Kelly .... assistant director (as W. O'Kelly)
René Clair .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Wells .... assistant art director
William Hutchinson .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jack Rogerson .... sound recordist
A.W. Watkins .... recording director
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... special effects assistant (as Lawrence Butler)
Edward Cohen .... special effects photographer (as Eddie Cohen)
Ned Mann .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
W. Percy Day .... matte painter (uncredited)
Peter Ellenshaw .... assistant matte artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wilkie Cooper .... camera operator
Paul Barrelet .... photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leonard Isaacs .... music arranger
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
Lionel Salter .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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92 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia:
Flora Robson would later reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth I in The Sea Hawk (1940), which also depicted the Spanish Armada.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Queen Elizabeth uses a small telescope to check on the progress of her fleet against the Spanish Armada (1588). The telescope was invented in 1608, five years after her death.See more »
Quotes:
Spanish Ambassador:If your majesty will not hear words, we must come to cannon and see if you will hear them.
Queen Elizabeth I of England:If you use threats of that kind, I will chase you out of my kingdom.
Spanish Ambassador:But, your grace. You MUST listen.
Queen Elizabeth I of England:Must? Little man, little man, must is NOT a word to use to princes. Our council shall confer with you. Meanwhile, go home and be quiet!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Spanish Lady's LoveSee more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
okay costume drama, 16 March 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Recently I've come to realize that I often hate many costume dramas--especially because most of them are a little short on excitement and acting because they spend so much time on expensive sets and blaring music that the actors just seem secondary. I would say this is pretty true of this film, as most of the actors are kind of wooden and most of the action just isn't that action-packed. Plus, I've seen better versions of this same material. Flora Robson, who plays Queen Elizabeth in this film, also did just about the EXACT same role with a similar plot--only co-starring Errol Flynn instead of Lawrence Olivier. SEA HAWK just had a lot more to offer--better plot, more action and a spark. And, while Olivier is pleasant enough, Flynn's charisma gave the other film a little more energy. Also, the dialog is a bit stupid now and again--especially when they try to make Elizabeth seem human--in reality, she was a terrible person just like most other absolute rulers of the day. If you MUST see an Elizabethan costumer, try SEA HAWK first--it's just more bang for your buck.

PS--interestingly enough, Ms. Robson was only 35 when she took on the part of Elizabeth, though she looked about 60 in the film. I assume they just used a ton of makeup and they did a good job of passing her off as this older lady.

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