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 -...
Did You Know?
This film was produced during a cycle of lavish historical anti-British propaganda films made by UFA during the Nazi regime. See more
David Rizzio said that he is from Bologna. However he was originally from Pancalieri, Italy, which is far away from Bologna. Also he came to Scotland from Savoy, France. See more
Queen Elizabeth I. of England
He who lets himself helped by England, he dies.
Music by Theo Mackeben
Lyrics by Harald Braun
Sung by Zarah Leander See more