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Fire Over England
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A.E.W. Mason (novel)
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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 !
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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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Flora Robson is Magnificent; Good Fictional Story of Elizabeth I's Realm See more (21 total) »

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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Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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Cynthia was born in 1570.See more »
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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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Flora Robson is Magnificent; Good Fictional Story of Elizabeth I's Realm, 29 June 2005
Author: silverscreen888

This is a dramatic B/W film made just before WWII was begun by Adolf Hitler. The British Empire-based filmmakers draw a distinction between the theocratic Spanish Empire of Philip II, ably played by Raymond Massey, and the somewhat parliamentary government of England's island under the Protestant governance of Tudor Queen Elizabeth I, portrayed by Flora Robson with yet-unmatched power and skill. The distinction is important; although the misuse of their powers by neo-imperial-U.S. and post-Empire British governments have lessened our perception of the difference between the two regimes, that difference is in fact real and cleverly presented. The vehicle for the storyline was a novel by A.E. W. Mason. Clemence Dane's screenplay follows the adventure of young Michael, agent of the Queen, as he tries to uncover the nature and extent of a Spanish spy-ring operating in England. This requires him to pretend to be one of them and present himself to Philip; but his pretense fails for lack of a missing password. He is imprisoned in Spain, falls half in love with a lovely Spanish girl, daughter of his jailer, although he really loves one of Elizabeth's ladies-in-waiting; but she allows him to escape when she sees what Philip's evil is doing to her country's people, and he hastes back to the court in time to uncover the plot and save Elizabeth. Elizabeth then give her famous speech that rallies the English to defeat the Spanish Armada and save England, to become another empire and finally in our century a country again. The plot is fairly well-done, but the beauty of the film lies in its characters and dialogue and the way these are brought to life by an excellent cast. Laurence Olivier is Michael, Vivien Leigh is the girl he loves, Leslie Banks is the Earl of Leicester, Morton Selten is Lord Burleigh ;and Robert Newton heads the villains with Tamara Desni as the Spanish girl, plus many other fine British stage actors. The music was composed by Richard Addinsell, William K. Howard directed, cinematography was by the legendary James Wong Howe and camera-work by Wilkie Cooper. This is not a great film, but the restored B/W version is beautiful; the characters memorable, the villains intelligently unethical and some of the actors, especially Robson, superb. This is also a very good film about the era of Elizabeth and the meaning of tyranny--and what honorable men need to risk to avoid having its shadow fall over their lives; and what one group of men in the late 1580s dared to do.

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