Mary of Scotland
Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn stars in an epic, true story of two women--queens, cousins and mortal enemies--each devout in her belief that she is the savior of England: Elizabeth I and Mary of Scotland. England, 1558. As the Reformation and Counterreformation battle across Northern Europe, killing thousands in a war for men's souls, the English throne faces a crisis of succession: both Protestant Elizabeth I (Florence Eldridge) and Catholic Mary Stuart (Hepburn), queen of France and Scotland, claim the throne. Elizabeth is the illegitimate daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; Mary is descendant of Henry VII. In this struggle, the winner will decide the future of England and Europe; the loser will suffer beheading. But even to the end, the regal Mary refuses to renounce either her throne or her religion.
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge
Director John Ford