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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

M  |   |  Drama, History  |  18 December 1969 (USA)
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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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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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Elizabeth Taylor was paid $46 to appear in a cameo role as a masked courtesan. She really only appeared in the film in order to keep an eye on her husband, Richard Burton, and the French actress, Genevieve Bujold, as she suspected he was having an affair. There was much speculation of the affair, and the truth of it is still unknown. See more »

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(at around 8 minutes) When Mary Boleyn and her father are talking, a bobby pin can be seen in his hair in the curl just in front of his left ear. See more »

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[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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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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