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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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Richard Burton and Charles Laughton both received Oscar nominations for playing King Henry VIII. In 1999, Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett were both nominated for playing his daughter, Queen Elizabeth I. See more »

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When Henry and Anne are playing chess, the chess board is set up improperly. The chess board has a black square in the lower right square. That square must be white. 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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Well done.
31 December 2003 | by (Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

A good movie for all Tudor fanatics. I can't really see anything wrong with it. It was historically accurate and well-acted. It's one of those movies you can watch till the end, without stopping the tape. It helps to do a bit of research on the history of this story before you watch the movie, so that you have a better idea of what is going on. Overall, good job. Well done. I won't be pulling people off the street, demanding that they watch "Anne of the Thousand Days", but I will say that I enjoyed it very much.


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