Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Historical Epic, Period Film  |   Release Date - Dec 1, 1971 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 128 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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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.

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baby, Catholicism, Protestant, queen [royalty], religious-conflict, royalty, Scotland