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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 wanted to play Anne, but was rejected as too old at 37. See more »

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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 »

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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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Riviting performances,strong plot and excellent dialouge.
26 July 2000 | by (Pa.) – See all my reviews



I won't go into the Historical inaccuracies that are present in the film apart from the fact that Anne Boylen was not responsible for Henry's suspicions about Wolsey's ambitions,or responsible for Thomas More and Bishop Fischer's deaths..What I will do is tell You what an astounding film this is. Its films like this that makes one recall what a brilliant Actor Richard Burton was,before the alcohol and second marraige to Liz Taylor ruined him. He is first rate as King Henry,appropriatly Loving,tortured and cruel. Bujold is also strong as the object of his affections and political manuvers,Anne Boylen. She is gutsy,headstrong and in some ways as dangerous as the King.

Sir Anthony Quayle is perfectly cast as the Tragic manipulator Cardinal Wolsey,He earned a well deserved Oscar nomination for the role. it is a tribute to this fine actor that even though Wolsey was unscrupulous,you still feel for his plight in the end. Also riviting is John Colicos as court lawyer Thomas Cromwell,he plays the role with such grace and slyness that you find yourself playing along with his games. Sir Michael Hordern and Irene Papas are also strong in their supporting roles as Thomas Boylen and Queen Catherine. The dialouge sparkles and the full flavor of Tudor England comes to life in this touching,emotionally charged film.


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