As the title "The Queen's Heart" suggests, this early German black and white version of Mary Queen of Scott's eventful reign and death focuses on her emotional perception rather lyrically, with some songs, mainly by her. Starting in the Tower, awaiting and receiving her sentence to the ax from the English court, where Elisabeth I chose to remain absent in person, we flash back to Mary's arrival after a long exile at the sophisticated, splendidly hedonistic French royal court, where she was raised as a Catholic, in her people's eyes effeminate or even depraved, elegant pleasure-accustomed lady, at utter odds with the stern Scottish protestantism of John Knox as well as England's Anglicanism. No less rugged and troublesome, even turning bloody, are Mary's affairs with Lord Henry Darnley, a Scottish-born dandy favorite Elisabeth sent her, who becomes Mary's unfaithful king-consort to give Scotland a male heir, James Stewart, and with true stern Scottish Lord Bothwell, who by any means -...
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One of the few dramatizations of Mary Stuart's story to correctly show Mary and Elizabeth never meeting with each other. See more
The court is showing letters written by Mary to prove her guilt. However in the later centuries it was said that these letters are fake as the actual letters were destroyed in 1584 and the copies didn't recreate the original content. Also it is not proven if the letters actually show her guilt on the murder if her husband Lord Henry Darnley. See more
Queen Elizabeth I. of England
He who lets himself helped by England, he dies.
Nur nicht dran denken, nichts soll uns kränken
Music by Theo Mackeben
Lyrics by Harald Braun
Sung by Erich Ponto See more