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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In his raised fist, the power of the people !


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17 July 1970 (UK)  »

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£3,750,000 (estimated)
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Scenes showing Cromwell's campaign in Ireland were cut from the final film due to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. See more »

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None of the cannons discharged in the battle scenes is seen to recoil. See more »

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King Charles: Mr. Cromwell, you are impertient.
Oliver Cromwell: Such issues are beyond good manners, sir. Catholicism is more than a relgion. It ia a political power. Therefore, I am led to believe there will be no peace in Ireland until the Catholic Church is crushed.
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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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