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Elizabeth & Essex: Battle Royale (2005)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  19 April 2005 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Lincoln Hurst ...
Himself - Professor of Film, UC Davis (as Lincoln D. Hurst)
Himself - Author & Film Historian
Bob Thomas ...
Himself - Author
Herself - Actress
John Mauceri ...
Himself - Conductor


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19 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elizabeth and Essex: Ein Kampf auf Leben und Tod  »

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This documentary is featured on the Warner Home Video DVD for The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), released in 2005. See more »


References The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) See more »

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Worth watching before viewing the actual film...
12 May 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

What with interesting observations from Lincoln D. Hurst and other film historians, as well as amusing on the set comments from Nanette Fabray, this is a gorgeous addition to the DVD bonus features.

Fabray was obviously in awe of beginning her film career with such biggies as Davis, Flynn and de Havilland, although she confesses that at the time she had no idea she was supposed to be impressed with director Michael Curtiz. She relates a story about missing her marks that shows Davis in a favorable light but is most amusing when indicating the crush she had on meeting Errol Flynn.

A pleasure to watch since it includes clips from the majestically photographed film which looks even more vibrant in its new DVD version and gives the viewer a brief glimpse of the film's initial reception from critics.

An appetizer that a viewer should watch before looking at the film itself. It will give you a fresh perspective on things.

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