Flora Robson, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh star in this swashbuckling story set in an Elizabethan England under threat from Spain and the Inquisition.
1587. The court of Queen Elizabeth 1 (Flora Robson) is alive with intrigue, espionage and danger. With Spain poised to launch its mighty Armada against England, traitors plot to kill or kidnap the Queen and destroy all opposition to the invasion force.
Michael (Laurence Olivier) has just made a daring escape from Spain. Now, The Queen bids him to return once more as her spy to discover the names of these who plot against her. His Love, the Lady Cynthia (Vivien Leigh) is desperate for him not to go, as his mission will take him into the Escurial itself - King Philip's palace. But duty calls - and time is running out before the Armada is ready to sail...
This fast paced, stirring and lavish British film production from 1936 was produced partly to celebrate the royal coronation year and also to act as a rallying cry against the forces of evil gathering in Nazi Germany.
Release Date: 20 October 2008
Certificate: tba - To Be Announced
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English