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Mary of Scotland (1936) was a Black-and-white - Drama Film directed by John Ford and Leslie Goodwins and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

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By Crystal Kalyana on Aug 1, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

KATHARINE HEPBURN MONTH MARY OF SCOTLAND ( 1936 ) Katharine Hepburn month is now here, and as a bonus, I’m kicking things off. For my nine essays, I’ve decided to take a glimpse into Katharine Hepburn’s career as a dramatic actress by focusing on her roles that really showcased her... Read full article

Mary of Scotland (John Ford, 1936)

By Judy on May 9, 2015 From Movie Classics

This is my contribution to the Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon, organised by Margaret Perry. Please do visit and take a look at the other posts! Katharine Hepburn in one of the amazing costumes created by Walter Plunkett On paper, it ought to have been?so good. A great director, John Ford, a great... Read full article

Mary of Scotland (1936)

on Sep 17, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

It’s always a bad idea for me to watch a Tudor drama. ?My rampant love and overabundance of knowledge has the tendency to color my perspective of any Hollywood attempt to cash in on the story of Henry the VIII and his descendants (or acquaintances, or really anyone who strolled through the tim... Read full article

Joan Crawford in “Mary of Scotland” on OTR

By Aurora on Jan 3, 2014 From How Sweet It Was

Greetings from Hollywood, Ladies And Gentleman…… Lux Radio Theater presents… “Mary Of Scotland” Starring: Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone and Judith Anderson Original Air Date: May 10, 1937 Episode Number: 132 This is fantastic! ?Enjoy. Related... Read full article

Mary of Scotland (1936)

By Beatrice on Sep 4, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Mary of Scotland Directed by John Ford and Leslie Godwins (uncredited) Written by Dudley Nichols from the play by Maxwell Anderson 1936/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing For some reason I just couldn’t get into this film despite its fine production values. Katharine Hepburn plays Mary, he... Read full article

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Quotes from

Bothwell: Someday you'll meet a man who won't take no for an answer.
Mary Beaton: And...?
Bothwell: And I'll be the godfather.

Bothwell: Dark or bright, I'll always follow your star, Mary.

Bothwell: [to Mary] You're the Queen of Scotland, and you've let the woman in you take your senses!

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Ginger Rogers, posing as British actress "Lady Ainsley" in hopes of landing the role of Queen Elizabeth, tested with an unsuspecting 'Katherine Hepburn'. During the test, Hepburn who also wanted the role, became aware of the lavish subterfuge created by Mel Berns, RKO's head of makeup, who with Leland Hayward, plotted to dupe director John Ford into offering the coveted role to Rogers. Archived film of the silent test caught Hepburn kicking Rogers in the shins. Instead, the role went to Florence Eldridge. Hepburn got even with Rogers by pouring water on her new fur coat saying "If it is real mink, it won't shrink."
Both Ginger Rogers and Bette Davis were interested in playing Elizabeth. Director John Ford wanted Tallulah Bankhead for the part, but Florence Eldridge. Fredric March's real-life wife, won the part
E.E. Clive is listed in casting records for the role of Burghley, but that role was played by Lionel Pape
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