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Les amours de la reine Élisabeth (1912)

Episodes from the life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603), focusing on her ill-fated love affair with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.

Directors:

Henri Desfontaines (co-director), Louis Mercanton (co-director)

Writer:

Émile Moreau (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sarah Bernhardt ... Queen Elizabeth I
Lou Tellegen ... Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex
Max Maxudian Max Maxudian ... Howard, Earl of Nottingham (as Maxudian)
Nita Romani Nita Romani ... Arabella, the Countess of Nottingham (as Mlle. Romani)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Angelo ... Seymour
Jean Chameroy Jean Chameroy ... Lord Bacon (as Harmeroy)
Albert Decoeur Albert Decoeur ... Sir Francis Drake (as Decoeur)
Georges Deneubourg Georges Deneubourg ... Biron
Marie-Louise Derval ... Lady Howard
Henri Desfontaines Henri Desfontaines
Dick Dick ... Harrington
Guy Favières Guy Favières ... Worcester
Paul Guidé Paul Guidé ... Shakespeare
Paul Laurent Paul Laurent ... Jacques Stuart
Jane Maylianes Jane Maylianes ... Lady Southwell
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Episodes from the life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603), focusing on her ill-fated love affair with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.

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Country:

France

Release Date:

August 1912 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Drottning Elisabeth See more »

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Budget:

$47,500 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Le Film d'Art See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Video Version)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Joseph Carl Breil's score is often considered the first original musical score written specifically for a motion picture. Breil was a prominent American composer of opera and operetta in addition to his film score work. See more »

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Featured in The House That Shadows Built (1931) See more »

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For me, the anti Madame DuBarry (web)
16 July 2018 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

With this other movie from 1919, i discovered French history with an English production and it was about the favorite girl of a king. Here it's the opposite: it's about the favorite boy of a queen and it's a french production about English history! As i don't know the historical facts, i can't comment the story but there is a great dramatic tension: the love triangle (or even square), the ring artefact. Some find useless the captions that explain the scene BEFORE however for me they were essential and without them i would have been lost in the story. From a production point of view, i'm a bit disappointed: sure the period wardrobe looks cute as well the props but honestly they look like more spanish than british. About the big diva Sara Bernhardt, she left me cold: she was OK with pantomimes but what an awful make-up! her white head with a neck piece looks like she was wearing the Halloween mask, no kidding! And indeed the camera is still and it looks like a taped stage play. In a way, less stupid than King John from 1899 (a silent Shakespeare, appreciate the paradox!) but not a classic as the loves and hates of the mighty bores me ... deeply!


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