Did You Know?
"Henry VIII" was promoted by the most sophisticated and most expensive publicity campaign ever mounted for an English film in The Isles, Australia and New Zealand. It appears to have been a collaboration between William Barker
, Thomas West
, Henry Hayward
and their respective organisations. That paid off as "Henry VIII" was being toured with queuing audiences, full houses, repeat screenings, extended runs, continuing media coverage, serious criticism by both professional and amateur writers and a general appreciation of the film's qualities independent of the promoters' claims. The whole becoming an early film example - perhaps the earliest for a film made in England - of a cultural phenomenon in each of the countries it was presented in. See more
Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition: by that sin fell the angels; How can man then, The image of His Maker, hope to win by it? Love thyself least: cherish those hearts that hate thee. Be just and fear not. Take an inventory of all I have to the last penny - 'tis the King's: my robe And my integrity to heaven is all I dare now call my own.