The Private Life of Henry VIII
HE GAVE HIS WIVES A PAIN IN THE NECK, And did his necking with an axe. Henry, the Eighth Wonder of the World! And this picture...the wonder of all time!
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 29, 2017
- Originally Released: 1933
- Label: Film Detective
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Wendy Barrie, Robert Donat, Miles Mander, Everley Gregg, Claud Allister, Elsa Lanchester, Merle Oberon & Franklin Dyall|
|Directed by||Alexander Korda|
|Edited by||Harold Young|
|Written by||Arthur Wimperis & Lajos Biró|
|Cinematography by||Georges Périnal|
|Art Direction by||Vincent Korda|
|Produced by||Alexander Korda|
Academy Awards 1933 - Best Actor: Charles Laughton
Rating: 4/5 -- Sometimes stiff but fascinating biopic
Film Journal International
An English production directed by Frank Capra, with Charles Laughton, his wife, Miss Lanchester, some attractive girls, and the most civilized scenario of the season. Full Review
... an illusion of grand production values and produced and released... with a mix of high culture and popular showmanship. Full Review
Turner Classic Movies Online
Rating: 72/100 -- Director Alexander Korda is the chief beneficiary of Laughton's larger-than-life performance, as his conservative helmsmanship fails to provide the film with a distinctly personal stamp Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Laughton's definitive performance is reason to see this elaborate costume drama.
Rating: 5/5 -- Educational and hilarious. The quintessential Laughton role!
It compares advantageously with most of the current crop of historical comedy-dramas. Full Review
A bawdy look at the 16th-century British monarch famous for forming the Anglican Church in order to justify his consumption of wives. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Picture. Academy Awards: Best Actor-Charles Laughton.
Charles Laughton essays another of his many larger-than-life roles -- that of the infamous English patriarch, Henry VIII. The King is presented here as a mostly genial sort. But fear not, while the story covers only five of his six marriages, heads still roll.
British | Classic | Medieval | True Story | Vintage | History | Recommended | Period Piece | Royalty
- Copyright 1933 United Artists Corporation.
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