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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This film was produced during a cycle of lavish historical anti-British propaganda films made by UFA during the Nazi regime. See more
In the first scene of the movie Maria Stuart is playing Domino. This type of dominoes which were shown in the movie (with square halves) wasn't spread in Europe until the 18th century and it was first in Italy. While there are reports that Marco Polo brought them to Europe from China in the 13th-14th century and the word "domino" was known in the 1000s, the game itself looked completely different than in the movie. See more
Mary Queen of Scots
They can take my crown. But not my right.
Nur nicht dran denken, nichts soll uns kränken
Music by Theo Mackeben
Lyrics by Harald Braun
Sung by Erich Ponto See more