Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manhattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap. Next morning they visit her Connecticut farm where Novak tells her ... See full summary »
The son of a dead Italian nobleman and a wealthy American woman forgets the disappointment of finding he has no talent for being a painter by succumbing to the sexual advances of an amoral model who believes in indiscriminate love affairs.
Sir Walter Raleigh gains audience with Queen Elizabeth I and soon wins her over to his way of thinking. He wants ships to sail and make a name for England. A young ward of the court, Beth Throgmorton, is strongly attracted to Raleigh and returns the attraction. But soon the Queen shows her desires and he bends in order to achieve his goal of ships. But still he loves Beth.Written by
Burt Lancaster was originally pursued for the role of Sir Walter Raleigh. See more »
At the concluding scene of the movie, Queen Elizabeth looks through her window with a telescope, an invention of 1608, five years after her death in 1603. See more »
[the Queen enters as Raleigh is on his knees trying to pick up Beth Throgmorton's broken pearl necklace]
Queen Elizabeth I:
Is this your pet swine? You've cast your pearls before him.
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Opening credits prologue: In 1581 all the roads of England led to London -- for better or worse. See more »
Truly a spectacular movie featuring a young Richard Todd and an even younger Joan Collins. This movie is about a young man called Raleigh (Richard Todd) whoms biggest dream is to sail to the new world in search of treasures to help the English empire rebuild it´s glory days.
Joan Collins plays the role of Bess Throckmorton a Lady of the court who fells in love with Richard Todd´s character Sir Walter Raleigh. The only difficulty is that her majesty the Queen played by Bette Davis also finds herself smittened by the mysterious Night.
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