Anna Boleyn (Silent)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
- Video: Tinted
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: December 5, 2006
- Originally Released: 1920
- Label: Kino Video
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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|Directed by||Ernst Lubitsch|
Description by OLDIES.com:
The tragic story of the second wife of England's Henry VIII is given a first-class treatment by Lubitsch, complete with opulent sets and some beautifully-shot exterior sequences. Henny Porten (Kohlhiesel's Daughter, Backstairs) gives a memorable performance as Boleyn, but the film really belongs to Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh, The Blue Angel), one of Germany's greatest screen stars, playing Henry. Jannings's bravura performance conveys Henry's decadence through his insatiable appetite for both food and women, but never reduces him to caricature or pure villain. Jannings also establishes the screen model for Henry that would be further developed by Charles Laughton almost fifteen years later in The Private Life of Henry VIII.
Anna Boleyn was the second of Lubitsch's German films to be released in the U.S., following Madame Dubarry. It was a notable success with both the critics and the public, and helped to elevate Lubitsch's international reputation. After making three more films in Germany, Lubitsch accepted an invitation from Mary Pickford to come to Hollywood to direct her film Rosita - and the rest, as they say, is history.
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