The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) | When Vincent played a youthful Sir Walter Raleigh

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? A rich tapestry, fusing romance, adventure, and political intrigue. Director Michael Curtiz’s 1939 historical period drama, which was nominated for five Academy Awards, was based on a play by Michael Anderson and sets the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I (Bette Davis) and the second earl of…