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The Virgin Queen (1955)

 -  Drama | History | Romance  -  22 July 1955 (USA)
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Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.

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Sir Walter Raleigh gains audience with Queen Elizabeth I and soon wins her over to his way of thinking. He wants ships to sail and make a name for England. A young ward of the court, Beth Throgmorton, is strongly attracted to Raleigh and returns the attraction. But soon the Queen shows her desires and he bends in order to achieve his goal of ships. But still he loves Beth. Written by McGinty <McGinty@aol.com>

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The second time that actress Bette Davis portrays British monarch Queen Elizabeth I. See more »

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At the concluding scene of the movie, Queen Elizabeth looks through her window with a telescope, an invention of 1608, five years after her death in 1603. See more »

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[the Queen enters as Raleigh is on his knees trying to pick up Beth Throgmorton's broken pearl necklace]
Queen Elizabeth I: [to Beth] Is this your pet swine? You've cast your pearls before him.
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Opening credits prologue: In 1581 all the roads of England led to London for better or worse. See more »

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Amazingly Portrayed

Truly a spectacular movie featuring a young Richard Todd and an even younger Joan Collins. This movie is about a young man called Raleigh (Richard Todd) whoms biggest dream is to sail to the new world in search of treasures to help the English empire rebuild it´s glory days.

Joan Collins plays the role of Bess Throckmorton a Lady of the court who fells in love with Richard Todd´s character Sir Walter Raleigh. The only difficulty is that her majesty the Queen played by Bette Davis also finds herself smittened by the mysterious Night.






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