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Mary, Queen of Scots (1972)

Mary, Queen of Scots (1972)





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Vanessa Redgrave stars as Mary Stuart of Scotland, with Glenda Jackson co-starring as Queen Elizabeth I. As with the earlier Maxwell Anderson play Mary of Scotland, the film sympathizes with Mary, and there are two fictionalized face-to-face confrontations between the two queens (who never met in real life). With this film, old-line Hollywood producer Hal Wallis continued his trademark of showcasing dynamic stars within a period milieu; the film is literally swamped with lavish Tudor decor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Vanessa Redgrave
as Mary Queen of Scots
Glenda Jackson
as Elizabeth I
Patrick McGoohan
as James Stuart
Timothy Dalton
as Lord Henry Darnley
Nigel Davenport
as James Hepburn
Trevor Howard
as Lord Burghley
Raf dela Torre
as Cardinal de Medici
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Duc de Guise
Beth Harris
as Mary Seton
Rick Warner
as Walsingham
Frances White
as Mary Fleming
Maria Aitken
as Lady Bothwell
Katherine Kath
as Catherine de Medici
Daniel Massey
as Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester
Andrew Keir
as Ruthven
Tom Fleming
as Father Ballard
Robert James
as John Knox
Richard Denning
as King Of France
Ian Holm
as David Riccio
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A very interesting fictional interplay between Mary Stuart and Queen Elizabeth I carried by two fabulous actors in Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Very well done. The intermission was also nice! :]

Nikki Meroney
Nikki Meroney

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