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The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

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Tells how King Henry VIII came to marry five more times after his divorce from his first wife.

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This movie tells the story of King Henry VIII and the last five of his six wives. Set almost entirely within the royal castle, it begins just before the death of his second wife (Anne Boleyn) and ends just after his sixth wedding (to Catherine or Katherine Parr). Written by Anonymous

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EVERY WOMAN GOT IT IN THE NECK - Eventually See more »


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21 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Das Privatleben Heinrichs VIII.  »

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£60,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Charles Laughton (Henry VIII) and Elsa Lanchester (Anne of Cleves) were married in real life. See more »

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When Henry has Wriothesley on the table, Wriothesley's hand goes from the table to his throat between shots. See more »

Quotes

King Henry VIII: Diplomacy? Diplomacy, my foot! I'm an Englishman - I can't say one thing and mean another. What I can do is to build ships, ships, and then more ships!
Thomas Cromwell: You mean, double the fleet?
King Henry VIII: Treble it! Fortify Dover! Rule the sea!
Thomas Cromwell: To do this will cost us money, sire.
King Henry VIII: To leave it undone will cost us England!
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Version of Jane Seymour and Henry VIII of England (1912) See more »

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good film
3 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Charles Laughton won an oscar for playing Henry VIII and the movie stars out with the beheading of his second wife. His third wife dies during childbirth and his fourth wife, played by Elsa Lancaster, saves her own skin by agreeing to divorce him. His fifth wife is also beheaded for cheating on him with Robert Donat, and it doesn't show what happens to his sixth wife. They don't even mention his first wife expect at the start where they say they were divorced. Charles Laughton also played Henry VIII 20 years later in Young Bess but he wasn't the main star there, Jean Simmons was. Charles Laughton is great as the king and so is Elsa Lancaster, his fourth wife. I don't know how accurate this film is but i don't care.


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