Fire Over England

. . . A truly brilliant producer brings you a thrilling tale of love and danger that will live in your memory as long as there is romance in your heart !
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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: January 21, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1937
  • Label: Mr. FAT-W Video
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

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Entertainment Reviews:

Here's Laurence Olivier before WUTHERING HEIGHTS, Vivien Leigh before GONE WITH THE WIND, and even James Mason before just about anything...
USA Today
Apr 2, 1993

Product Description:

In this British-made historical drama, a young naval officer spies on the Spanish and discovers their plans to send the Armada against England. This wins him the love of a Spanish noblewoman, an English courtesan and Queen Elizabeth herself as he takes the British fleet into battle. Robson plays Queen Elizabeth.

Plot Synopsis:

Captured during a tempestuous sea battle with the Spanish navy, Michael Ingolby is allowed to escape by the Spanish commander, who happens to be an old friend of his father. He only makes it as far as the Spanish coast but survives when a sympathetic family takes him in and nurses him back to health. While recuperating, Michael learns that his father has been executed by the Spaniards. Devastated, he flees home to England in a rickety fishing boat and reports the news to Queen Elizabeth, urging her to attack Spain.
Queen Elizabeth is impressed by the young man's patriotism and sends Michael back to Spain with orders to enter King Philip's court as a spy. Once here, he uncovers a plot to assassinate Elizabeth, but is eventually recognized by the Spaniards and imprisoned. Once again, with help from his captors, Michael escapes -- making it back to England just in time to warn the Queen and participate in an attack on the mighty Armada.

Production Notes:

  • Presented by Alexander Korda.
  • "Fire Over England" premiered in Los Angeles on January 8, 1937. It was the first British film to premiere in Los Angeles.
  • Originally, the production was to be called "Gloriana" with Conrad Veidt slated to star as Michael Ingolby; the part ultimately went to Olivier.
  • The Hays Office requested that a scene in which Laurence Olivier yells "Fire! Fire!" be deleted for fear that audiences would take heed of the warning and charge out of the theatre.
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