Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies and the self-interest of the ruling class and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.

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Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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14 August 1970 (Ireland)  »

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Cromwell - Der Unerbittliche  »

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£3,750,000 (estimated)
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Star Richard Harris said he had a nervous breakdown during filming, and actually woke up one day thinking they were going to execute King Charles I. See more »

Goofs

Cromwell orders one of the three mutineers to be hanged and John Carter is the unlucky man. A horse is heard whinnying, implying that he was sitting on it with the noose round his neck and was left hanging when the horse moved away. Cromwell immediately rushes back to stop the hanging but finds Carter already dead. In reality, people hanged like this (i.e. without a long drop) take up to twenty minutes to die in agony. Cromwell would have had ample time to save Carter's life and he would have suffered only minor injuries. See more »

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Oliver Cromwell: Now do we see in what contempt this King holds this house and this nation.
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This is a great film
26 July 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Richard Harris is very good indeed as Oliver Cromwell. Alec Guiness is truly in his element as King Charles I providing a brilliant contrast to Harris as Crowmwell. Dorothy Tutin is superb as Queen Henrietta Maria. I also liked Timothy Dalton as Prince Rupert very much. Robert Morely is fantastic as the Earl of Manchester. The battle scenes are superb between the royalists and the parliamentary roundheads. The execution of Charles I is very well done too as are the parliamentary scenes. Why can't films still be as great as this one? The actors, script, setting and costumes all make Cromwell a magnificent film. I recommend it most highly.


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