Mary of Scotland

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Mary of Scotland is a 1936 RKO film starring Katharine Hepburn as the 16th century ruler, Mary, Queen of Scots. Directed by John Ford, it is an adaptation of the 1933 Maxwell Anderson play. The screenplay was written by Dudley Nichols. It is largely in blank verse. read more
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Mary of Scotland is a 1936 RKO film starring Katharine Hepburn as the 16th century ruler, Mary, Queen of Scots. Directed by John Ford, it is an adaptation of the 1933 Maxwell Anderson play. The screenplay was written by Dudley Nichols. It is largely in blank verse. Ginger Rogers wanted to play this role and made a convincing screen test, but RKO rejected her request to be cast in the part feeling that the role was not suitable to Miss Rogers' image.

Original Release

07/28/1936

US Release

07/28/1936

Cast

Katharine Hepburn Mary Stuart
Fredric March Earl of Bothwell / Bothwell
Florence Eldridge Elizabeth Tudor
Douglas Walton Lord Darnley / Darnley
John Carradine David Rizzio / Rizzio
Robert Barrat Norton / Morton
Gavin Muir Leicester
Ian Keith James Stuart - Earl of Moray / Moray
Moroni Olsen John Knox
William Stack Ruthven
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Ford, Leslie Goodwins

Writers

Mortimer Offner, Dudley Nichols, Maxwell Anderson

Cast

Katharine Hepburn Mary Stuart
Fredric March Earl of Bothwell / Bothwell
Florence Eldridge Elizabeth Tudor
Douglas Walton Lord Darnley / Darnley
John Carradine David Rizzio / Rizzio
Robert Barrat Norton / Morton
Gavin Muir Leicester
Ian Keith James Stuart - Earl of Moray / Moray
Moroni Olsen John Knox
William Stack Ruthven
Ralph Forbes Randolph
Alan Mowbray Throckmorton
Frieda Inescort Mary Beaton
Donald Crisp Huntly
David Torrence Lindsay
Molly Lamont Mary Livingstone
Anita Colby Mary Fleming
Jean Fenwick Mary Seton
Lionel Pape Burghley
Alec Craig Donal

Producers

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