Mary of Scotland (1936) starring Katherine Hepburn, Fredric March, John Carradine
Synopsis of Mary of Scotland
A historical movie, dealing with the life of Mary of Scotland. With some typical Hollywood liberties with historical fact. But with excellent performances all around.
Review of Mary of Scotland
I’m not a big fan of Hollywood’s historical movies. They tend to take large liberties with historical fact to tell their stories. Some will accuse Mary of Scotland of this as well. But the essential facts are there. As well as wonderful to performances all around. Especially by:
- Katherine Hepburn as the titular Mary of Scotland
- Fredric March as the man who truly loves her
- John Carradine as her only friend
- Florence Eldridge as the false friend Queen Elizabeth.
It’s not a happy movie by any stretch. But it’s a wonderful movie with riveting performances by everyone. It’s highly recommended.
- Katharine Hepburn (Stage Door) … Mary Stuart
- Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) … Earl of Bothwell
- Florence Eldridge (Les Miserables 1935) … Elizabeth Tudor
- Douglas Walton (The Picture of Dorian Gray) … Lord Darnley
- John Carradine (The Howling) … David Rizzio
- Robert Barrat (Go West) … Norton
- Gavin Muir (Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man) … Leicester
- Ian Keith (The Ten Commandments) … James Stuart – Earl of Moray
- Moroni Olsen (Mildred Pierce) … John Knox
- William Stack (The Last of the Mohicans) … Ruthven
- Ralph Forbes (The Hound of the Baskervilles 1939) … Randolph
- Alan Mowbray (Merrily We Live) … Throckmorton
- Frieda Inescort (The Return of the Vampire) … Mary Beaton
- Donald Crisp (The Adventures of Mark Twain) Donald Crisp … Huntly