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

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

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Katharine Hepburn, who played Queen Mary, is actually a distant relative of the Earl Of Bothwell, whose family name was, in fact, Hepburn.
The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 27 November 1933 and had 248 performances. The title role was played by Helen Hayes and the cast also included Moroni Olsen, who repeated his role as John Knox in the 1936 film version, Edgar Barrier (Lord Douglas), Ernest Cossart (Lord Throgmorton) and George Coulouris (Lord Burghley). The play was written in blank verse.
Katharine Hepburn credited John Ford with saving her life one day on the set. They were shooting a scene of Hepburn on horseback when the horse she was riding kept going unexpectedly. Ford yelled at Hepburn to duck just before she was about to collide with a low branch.
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