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Young Bess (1953)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 29 May 1953 (USA)
The early life of Elizabeth I, from her childhood until her accession to the throne of England in 1558.

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Ned Seymour
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Bess as a child
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Storyline

Chronicles the life of queen Elizabeth I, before she became the queen of England. Apart from taking part in the court intrigues, she is unhappily in love with admiral Thomas Seymour, and dreams of building a navy to match the Portuguese and the Spanish. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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29 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Die Thronfolgerin  »

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$2,423,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.66 : 1
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Turner Classic Movies presents this movie in actual Stereophonic Sound, although it's a bit warped at times. See more »

Goofs

The film shows Anne Boleyn lowering her head to the block to be executed as many traitors of that time were executed. Although the ax is not shown, the fact is that Anne Boleyn was executed in the "French style" - by a sword, kneeling with head erect, and not by an ax. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Seymour: If you were queen of England, what would you do, eh? Would you give your admiral the opportunity to do great deeds?
Young Bess: I'd give him the opportunities he never dared to dream about. I'd send him around the globe as the Portuguese do. I'd send him to the New World to let the Spaniards know that they are no longer masters of it.
Thomas Seymour: That won't be easy. We're a small country, Bess.
Young Bess: That can be remedied, Tom. It CAN be remedied!
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Referenced in Kiss Me Kate (1953) See more »

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The basic point of Elizabeth I
18 February 2009 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

Good choice from the makers of this movie to focus on this stage of Queen Elizabeth as a preparation stage for her to be the real Establesher and founder of United Kingdom during the battle of Armada against Spanish and Portugesse navy that tried to occupied UK but the solidarity brought up of Young Bess learned here to face the hard destiny and fate to cross with her nation on this hard future but the Battle of Armada was a turning point for British nation to put their country on the Glob.

Great Movie and great acting from Simons , Deborah Kerr , Stewart Granger that usually entertained us in front of Epic story and Simplified the hard information and historical expressions in the scene to help the next generations to know their heritage as a point of safety from erase and decline under the wings of globalization.


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