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Nine Days a Queen (1936)

Tudor Rose (original title)
TV-PG | | Drama, History | 1 September 1936 (USA)
A dramatization of Lady Jane Grey's short life, from her forced marriage (which she resisted), to her brief reign as monarch of England, and finally to her beheading. This movie portrays ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Robert Stevenson, Miles Malleson (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nova Pilbeam ... Lady Jane Grey
Cedric Hardwicke ... Earl of Warwick
John Mills ... Lord Guilford Dudley
Felix Aylmer ... Edward Seymour
Leslie Perrins ... Thomas Seymour
Frank Cellier ... Henry VIII
Desmond Tester ... Edward VI
Gwen Ffrangcon Davies ... Mary Tudor (as Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies)
Martita Hunt ... Jane's Mother
Miles Malleson ... Jane's Father
Sybil Thorndike ... Ellen
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A dramatization of Lady Jane Grey's short life, from her forced marriage (which she resisted), to her brief reign as monarch of England, and finally to her beheading. This movie portrays her as an innocent set up for the slaughter, while the scheming courtiers and pretenders to the throne barely pay her mind, as they stab each other in the back in their attempts to gain power and influence. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Taglines:

They gave her a Perfect Lover, then Plotted her Excecution. A Romance which Out-Triumphed the Most Terrible Crime in History. (Print Ad-Teesdale Mercury, ((Barnard Castle, Durham)) 28 October 1936)

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Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nine Days a Queen See more »

Filming Locations:

Islington, London, England, UK

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Aftime with Goode Companie
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Henry VIII
Arranged by Hubert Bath
Sung by Nova Pilbeam, Leslie Perrins, Sybil Thorndike and Roy Emerton
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A little overlooked gem
30 October 2014 | by alfvillanuevaSee all my reviews

Though I haven't checked the historical accuracy of TUDOR ROSE, I greatly recommend it. Although on paper the cast looked impressive, one can never be sure until after watching the film if it was worthy. In this case, my expectations were more than rewarded: Jut listing the cast is an enormous pleasure: Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Martita Hunt ( always outstanding whatever small the part is), John Mills, Felix Aylmer and many others.

Nova Pilbeam, so delightful as a Hitchcock ingénue , does not disappoint in the title role. Although the characters in most cases are not fully developed, the cast is so talented that they bring out so many nuances that most of the time the situations play as real as life itself. The production values are adequate, though no super production it is far better than many more pretentious biopics or historical pictures of that or any year. I found it outstanding not only for the talent involved but for the overall quality, if we take into account the British production in general at the time of its release (1936) . I strongly recommend it.


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