period: Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

With the help of a former royal confessor Christopher Columbus gains access to the Spanish court of Ferdinand and Isabella (Florence Eldridge) seeking support for his proposed voyage to reach to Far East by sailing west. Despite court intrigues the the navigator perseveres and ultimately convinces queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical.

Husband and wife, Fredric March and Florence Eldridge, appeared together in more than a dozen movies and many TV shows between 1929 and 1960.

The makeup

W T Partleton was the makeup artist.