Mary Stuart: Even now standing where I am, my last night in this world, I wouldn't change places with Elizabeth. Elizabeth I: I'm a queen. You've been a woman. See where it's brought you. Mary Stuart: It has brought me happiness you'll never know, Elizabeth. I wouldn't give up the memory of one day with Bothwell for a century of your life. You've always loved power and cherished it fiercely. I've loved as a woman loves, lost as a woman loses. But still I win. You have no heir. My son will inherit your throne. My son will rule England. Still, still I win!
Dudley Nichols (1895–1960), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Mary Stuart (Katharine Hepburn) and Elizabeth I (Florence Eldridge), Mary of Scotland, confrontation between Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I on the eve of Mary's execution (1936).