Set against some of Britain's most beautiful landscapes, The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth I's long and eventful life, from the young princess to the successful Queen, who turns England into a major world power.
The drama explores her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror and her great love affair with Robert Dudley. Some of the important political and historical events during her reign are highlighted as she balances personal life with the pressures of being a monarch. Her years of triumph over the Armada, her old age and her last enigmatic relationship with the young Earl of Essex are also captured.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Virgin Queen - The Virgin Queen (1955 film) - Netflix
The Virgin Queen is a 1955 DeLuxe Color historical drama film in CinemaScope starring Bette Davis, Richard Todd and Joan Collins. It focuses on the relationship between Elizabeth I of England and Sir Walter Raleigh. The film marks the second time Davis played the English monarch; the first was The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939). It was also the first Hollywood film for Australian actor Rod Taylor. Charles LeMaire and Mary Wills were nominated for the Academy Award for Costume Design. LeMaire won, but for another film, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955).
The Virgin Queen - Comic book adaption - Netflix
Dell Four Color #644 (August 1955)