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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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They used every passion in their incredible duel....and every man in their savage games of intrigue! See more »


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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 had to learn the title song "Vivre et Mourir" phonetically because she could not speak French. See more »

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In the film, Queen Elizabeth I of England travels to the north of England to meet Queen Mary of Scotland. In recorded history, the two queens never met in their lifetimes. However, it is stated in the film that the meeting is secret, and never mentioned even to Elizabeth's closest advisers. 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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This movie blew me away!
9 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only just saw this movie for the very first time on one of my cable movie channels and have seen it several times over the past week. I love British movies and I was blown away by all the great actors and the locations and castles used for the filming. The two ladies performances are so strong and were framed by all the great male actors. Patrick McGoohan is awesome, and his steely look playing other roles has always inspired me. From his role as the Disney "Scarecrow" to the Prisoner. Just awesome. I was mesmerized by Nigel Davenport. Nigel had my attention the entire time he was on screen. Nigel, like Patrick, has an awesome look about him and how he carries himself. I will definitely buy the DVD of this movie and get my son to watch it.


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