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Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

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Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, ... See full summary »

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Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years later the life of Mary is to be ended on the scaffold and with her execution the last threat to Elizabeth's throne has been removed. The two Queens with their contrasting personalities make a dramatic counterpoint to history. Written by alfiehitchie

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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29 March 1972 (Sweden)  »

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María, reina de Escocia  »

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Vanessa Redgrave was originally cast as Queen Elizabeth, but was replaced by Glenda Jackson. She was later recast as the title role. Redgrave would eventually play Queen Elizabeth in Anonymous (2011) four decades later. See more »

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Mary, Queen of Scots, wears small gold stud earrings throughout the film. They didn't exist in the 16th century, but were extremely popular in the 1970s. See more »

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[first lines]
Francis - King of France: [screams] La Vierge!
Mary, Queen of Scots: What is it? What is it?
Francis - King of France: My head! My head!
Mary, Queen of Scots: Be still, be still, put your head down.
Francis - King of France: Please, help me.
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27 July 2004 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie is great! A classic! This is a MUST see if traveling to Scotland. It may take a few liberties with history, but the story line is intact and accurate. The film takes the viewer from Mary as a teenager in France, through her turbulent reign in Scotland, to her death in England. Mary is unapologetic for her faith or her actions, sorry only that she is imprisoned and prevented from seeing her son, who is a pivotal person in the evolution of Great Britian. Redgrave is wonderful and Jackson does her role very well, despite reviews to the contrary. The scenery is lush and the set depicting of the era. This movie needs to be release on DVD as soon as possible.

It is VERY DIFFICULT to find on VHS ANYWHERE and is prohibitively expensive on e-bay.


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