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Sir Walter Raleigh (Richard Todd) overcomes court intrigue to win favor with Queen Elizabeth I (Bette Davis) in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.
The second time that Bette Davis portrayed English monarch Queen Elizabeth I. The first being The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939).
Queen Elizabeth I:
It is I who makes the policy of this realm, I and I alone!
At the concluding scene of the movie, Queen Elizabeth looks through her window with a telescope, an invention of 1608, five years after her death in 1603.
Opening credits prologue: In 1581 all the roads of England led to London -- for better or worse.