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Cromwell (1970)

G  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  14 August 1970 (Ireland)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Cromwell - Der Unerbittliche  »

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When director Ken Hughes said to actor Richard Harris that no self-respecting Irishman should ever play Oliver Cromwell, Harris laughed. See more »

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When Cromwell trashes the "Catholic" golden ornaments inside the church, the priest's collar changes. See more »

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King Charles: [the king receives a peace offer] Perhaps I should negotiate... listen to my subjects. Perhaps I have been mistaken...
Queen Henrietta Maria: [fiery and impatient] For heaven's sake, my love, if you cannot remain firm in our bedchamber at least try to remain firm in the light of day!
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Oliver's army is here to stay.
25 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie is some kind of misnomer ,cause Cromwell's reign is reduced to a short laudatory comment at the end of the movie.However,the film is good with a splendid cast.Richard Harris is every inch a puritan,never cracking a smile during the 2hours+ film.Harris's performance unlayers every nuance of his strength and his weakness (perhaps his best moment is when he discovers the man he's just executed was right).

Alec Guiness's king is impressive and his relationship with the catholic queen should have been more developed .Dame Dorothy Tutin's rendering is subtle and she makes all her scenes count.There is also Robert Morley and Timothy Dalton who give strong support.

Queen Henrietta took refuge in France and her daughter Henriette married the king Louis XIV 's brother ,"Monsieur" .Sadly she was to pass away at a very early age probably of peritonitis(few historians still speak of poisoning).

"Cromwell" ,which I saw when it was released ,has stood the test of time quite well,thanks to all these wonderful actors.In his own way,Cromwell was an incorruptible person ,ahead of his time,who predates Robespierre .The fact that he substituted a dictatorship for another one does not ruin his main revolutionary idea:a king is not infallible, the absolute monarchy means tyranny.A century and a half later ,minister Turgot told Louis XVI :"do not forget Charles the first,Sire!"


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