Young Bess
Young Bess (1953)

This costume drama was based on the historical fiction of Margaret Irwin, which embellishes the facts of the early years of England's eventual Queen Elizabeth I. It's told in flashback style, starting with the horrible day when King… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 29, 1953
DVD Release Date: July 20, 1994
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Emanuel Levy

Nicely mounted but fictionalized account of royal intrigues, in which Charles Laughton reprised his role of King Henry VIII (after winning Oscar for it back in 1933).

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jay nixon
The film contains just enough actual history to maintain a patina of truth but it's really more a star vehicle for Jean Simmons, she's very good, and… More
Kevin M. Williams
Costumes aplenty here in fine colorful splendour as intrigue stalks the courts of England. The question as always: who's calling the shots here? Simmons… More