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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

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Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Boleyn (as Genevieve Bujold)
Katharine Blake ...
Peter Jeffrey ...
Joseph O'Conor ...
William Squire ...
Valerie Gearon ...
Gary Bond ...
Terence Wilton ...
Denis Quilley ...


Henry VIII of England discards one wife Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of a young and beautiful woman, Anne Boleyn, whose one-thousand-day reign as Queen of England ends with the loss of her head on the block. Henry weds Ann and soon she gives him a child. The girl, Elizabeth, is a bitter disappointment to Henry, who desperately wants an heir. Anne promises Henry a son "next time," but Henry is doubtful. Shortly thereafter, rumors begin that the King's eye has already wandered. One Jane Seymour is at court for a moment. The Queen has her sent away, but, if Anne will bring Jane back to court, the King promises to sign the Act of Succession to insure that Elizabeth will be Queen. Written by alfiehitchie

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He was King. She was barely 18. And in their thousand days they played out the most passionate and shocking love story in history!


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18 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Anne of a Thousand Days  »

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Sound Mix:

(some 35 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System)| (70 mm prints)| (some 35 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Elizabeth Taylor, wife at the time of the film's lead star Richard Burton, wanted to play Anne Boleyn, but was rejected as too old at age 37. See more »


Toward the end of the film, Anne uses wooden markers of one-hundred each to count her days as queen. However, she counts out only 9 markers, or only 900 days. See more »


[first lines]
King Henry VIII: What is the verdict?
Thomas Cromwell: Guilty - Your Grace.
King Henry VIII: All of them?
Thomas Cromwell: Guilty.
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Music by Anthony Holborne
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First Class historical Drama
25 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Despite historical inaccuracies necessarily prevalent in historical dramas (i.e. not documentaries), this film is exquisitely conceived, written, directed, and performed. In my opinion, it is perhaps one of the best historical dramas ever produced, and both Bujold and Burton are remarkable. It's a pity that this film is not more widely known. I highly recommend it.

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