with Bette Davis
Bette Davis as Queen Elizabeth I, Flynn as the Earl of Essex
with Olivia DeHavilland
Olivia deHavilland, as a lady in waiting to the Queen, cannot win Essex's love away from the monarch.
Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex
Audiences found it hard to believe that any queen,no matter how protective of her crown,
could have her lover beheaded, when he was played so handsomely by Flynn.
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