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!
The Private Life of Henry VIII
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  6X2KG
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DVD Features:

  • 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)

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1933 - Best Actor: Charles Laughton

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 16


User Ratings: 1,289
Rating: 4/5 -- Sometimes stiff but fascinating biopic
Film Journal International
Dec 17, 2004
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
Vanity Fair
Jun 6, 2019
... 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
Oct 23, 2008
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
Jul 27, 2014
Rating: 4/5 -- Laughton's definitive performance is reason to see this elaborate costume drama.
Aug 14, 2007
Rating: 5/5 -- Educational and hilarious. The quintessential Laughton role!
New Times
Feb 3, 2003
It compares advantageously with most of the current crop of historical comedy-dramas. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Dec 3, 2019

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.


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  • Copyright 1933 United Artists Corporation.
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  • Sales Rank: 10,550
  • UPC: 889290224958
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