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Queen Elizabeth (1912)

Les amours de la reine Élisabeth (original title)
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 ... 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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Production Co:

Pathé Frères See more »
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Runtime:

(Video Version)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Feature-Length at a Cost
3 May 2004 | by CineanalystSee all my reviews

Perhaps Sarah Bernhardt was a great theatre actress, but she was an awful film actress. As ignorant are the filmmakers who made this rubbish. Of course, the idea behind these productions from Adolph Zukor's Famous Players in Famous Plays, Pathé film d'art, or spectacles from Italy was to associate the new medium of film with the established art of theatre (often literature, too). The only decent legacy these films have is that they ushered in the age of feature-length films, but stagnating motion pictures to the grammar of the stage was of more consequence. The camera is stationary, the narrative is ridiculous and the acting is artificial and pretentious.

(Note: The version I saw was approximately 50 minutes and appeared to be at proper projection speed.)


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