The Virgin Queen
The Virgin Queen (1955)

Having previously portrayed England's Queen Elizabeth I in 1939's The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, Bette Davis reprises the role in the Technicolor-and-Cinescope costumer The Virgin Queen. Harry Brown and Mindret Lord's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 23, 1955
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2008
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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

Henry Koster's direction is competent, for him, but Franz Waxman's music is no substitute for Erick Wolfgang Korngold's classic score for Elizabeth and Essex.

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Great swashbuckling with Bette Davis giving a forceful performance, and Harold Brown's screenplay providing several memorable segments. Richard Todd wisely… More