Fire Over England

1937

William K. Howard
Director

Intrigue in the courts of Elizabeth I and Philip of Spain leading up to the Spanish Armada.

Brisk historical flag-waver with excellent turns from Flora Robson and Olivier although the latter's singing is a bit of an ordeal. Beautiful cinematography is somewhat lost in dodgy DVD transfers.



5th March 1937
Cinema





Fire Over England
7th April 1998
DVD




1.33:1


25th November 2003
DVD




1.33:1




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Flora Robson
Queen Elizabeth
Raymond Massey
Philip II
Leslie Banks
Earl of Leicester
Laurence Olivier
Michael Ingolby
Vivien Leigh
Cynthia
Morton Selten
Lord Burleigh
Tamara Desni
Elena
Lyn Harding
Sir Richard Ingolby
Henry Oscar
Spanish Ambassador
Robert Rendel
Don Miguel (as Robert Rendell)
Robert Newton
Don Pedro
Donald Calthrop
Don Escobal
Charles Carson
Admiral Valdez
James Mason
Hillary Vane
Howard Douglas
Lord Amberley
Francis De Wolff
Sir James Tarleton
Roy Russell
Sir Humphrey Cooper
Evelyn Ankers
Lady-in-Waiting
Herbert Lomas
Undetermined Role
Ralph Truman
Spanish Inquisition Representative
Unknown
Assassin
Norma Varden
Elena's Governess