Fire Over England (1937)


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The war between England and Spain in the late 16th century serves as backdrop for the fictional machinations of Fire Over England. Laurence Olivier plays a British naval officer who offers his services to Queen Elizabeth (Flora Robson) after his father is executed by the Spaniards. The queen dispatches Olivier to the court of Spain, there to determine which of her courtiers are actually spies for King Philip (Raymond Massey). Working under cover, Olivier learns that the Spaniards intend to send … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: A.E.W. Mason, Clemence Dane
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On DVD: Mar 10, 1998
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as Michael Ingolby

as Cynthia

as Elizabeth I

as Earl of Leicester

as Burleigh

as Philip of Spain

as Sir Richard

as Spanish Ambassador

as Don Miguel

as Don Pedro

as Don Escobal

as Admiral Valdez

as Tarleton

as Lord Amberley

as French Ambassador

as Richard Ingolby

as Bit Part

as Hillary Vane
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Critic Reviews for Fire Over England

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August 12, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Fire Over England


Solid historical drama with the added attraction of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh at the height of their beauty.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

"there'll always be an england! the sun'll never set on the british empire!" rah, rah, blah, blah. patriotic p.r. for the WWll generation.
james mason in an uncredited cameo.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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