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Fire Over England (1937) was a Adventure - Historical Film directed by William K. Howard and produced by Alexander Korda and Erich Pommer.

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Fire Over England (1937)

By Beatrice on Oct 25, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Fire Over England Directed by William K. Howard Written by Clemence Dane and?Sergei Nolbandov based on a novel by A.E.W. Mason 1937/UK London Film Productions First viewing Flora Robson just might be my favorite Elizabeth I ever. ?She, and a chance to see Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh at the h... Read full article

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Spanish Ambassador: If your majesty will not hear words, we must come to cannon and see if you will hear them.
Queen Elizabeth I of England: If you use threats of that kind, I will chase you out of my kingdom.
Spanish Ambassador: But, your grace. You MUST listen.
Queen Elizabeth I of England: Must? Little man, little man, must is NOT a word to use to princes. Our council shall confer with you. Meanwhile, go home and be quiet!

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It was while screening 'Fire Over England' that agent Myron Selznick saw Vivien Leigh and decided that she was Scarlett O'Hara. Coincidently she was in Hollywood to accompany her lover and future husband, Laurence Olivier who was making Wuthering Heights and Myron brought her down to the Gone with the Wind set, the Burning of Atlanta and introduced her to his brother David as his new Scarlett O'Hara.
In this film, Vivien Leigh plays "Cynthia" a servant of Queen Elizabeth I, played by Flora Robson. In _Cleopatra (1945)_, Flora Robson plays a servant of Queen Cleopatra, played by Vivien Leigh.
When Korda re-released this film circa 1944, he commissioned a new trailer which implied that James Mason (by then a huge box office star for rival studio Gainsborough) was a major star of the film. In fact, Mason plays a tiny role in "Fire Over England" and his name does not even appear in the credits!
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