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Mary of Scotland

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Mary of Scotland is a 1936 RKO film starring Katharine Hepburn as the 16th century ruler, Mary I of Scotland. Directed by John Ford, it is an adaptation of the 1933 play by Maxwell Anderson by Dudley Nichols.

The film does not keep close to the historical truth, portraying Mary as something of a wronged martyr and her husband, James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell (played by Fredric March), as a romantic hero (the character is always called "Bothwell" in the film because the real figure was an ancestor of Hepburn and the studio was worried about appearances).

Also appearing in the film were Florence Eldridge as Queen Elizabeth Tudor, John Carradine, Frieda Inescort and Donald Crisp.

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