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Directed by Charles Jarrott Written by John Hale Produced by Hal B. Wallis Vanessa Redgrave as Mary, Queen of Scots Glenda Jackson as Queen Elizabeth I of England Patrick McGoohan as Mary's half-brother James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray Timothy Dalton as Mary's second husband Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley Nigel Davenport as Mary's third husband, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell Trevor Howard as Elizabeth's advisor Sir William Cecil Daniel Massey as Elizabeth's lover, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester Ian Holm as Mary's advisor, David Riccio Andrew Keir as Ruthven Robert James as Scottish religious reformer John Knox Katherine Kath as Mary's first mother-in-law, Catherine de' Medici Frances White as Mary's companion, Mary Fleming Vernon Dobtcheff as Mary's uncle, the Duke of Guise Raf De La Torre as her other uncle, the Cardinal of Lorraine Richard Warner as Elizabeth's spy master Francis Walsingham Bruce Purchase as the Earl of Morton Brian Coburn as the Earl of Huntly Richard Denning as Mary's first husband, King Francis II of France Maria Aitken as Lady Bothwell Jeremy Bulloch as Andrew

Following the death of her husband Francis II of France in 1560, Mary, Queen of Scots, returns to her native land. Though fearless, unselfish, and very beautiful, the young queen faces many challenges. Just as in neighboring England, the Protestant faith has been embraced by many nobles of Scotland; in addition, the Catholic Mary has to deal with her half-brother's ambitions for rule. He suggests that Mary enjoy herself in Scotland and pass the time with dancing and feasting. Her half-brother wants to rule Scotland, while the lovely but inexperienced Mary becomes a figurehead. Fearing that Mary has ambitions for England's throne, Elizabeth I of England decides to weaken her claim by sending her favorite, the ambitious Robert Dudley, to woo and marry Mary. She promises that Mary will become her heir, if she agrees to the marriage. Sly Elizabeth also sends the younger, dashing, but weak and spoiled, Lord Darnley from a powerful Catholic family. Tempted by the handsome Darnley, Mary impulsively chooses him for marriage. 

DVD-R is in English with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 131 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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