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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
If Richard Burton, who was nominated for his performance as Henry VIII, had won the Academy Award for Best Actor that year, he would have been the second actor to do so for playing that role, and the first to win for playing a role that someone else had already won an Oscar for. Charles Laughton first played the monarch in 1933 for "The Private Life of Henry VIII", and won the Academy Award for his performance. The first two actors to win Oscars for playing the same character were Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" (1972), and Robert De Niro, for "The Godfather: Part II" (1974). Both played Don Vito Corleone. See more »
(at around 8 mins) When Mary and her father, Thomas Boleyn are talking a bobbie pin can be seen in his hair throughout the scene in the curl just in front of his left ear. See more »
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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