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Cromwell (1970)

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.

Director:

Ken Hughes

Writer:

Ken Hughes (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harris ... Oliver Cromwell
Alec Guinness ... King Charles 'Stuart' I
Robert Morley ... The Earl of Manchester
Dorothy Tutin ... Queen Henrietta Maria
Frank Finlay ... John Carter
Timothy Dalton ... Prince Rupert
Patrick Wymark ... The Earl of Strafford
Patrick Magee ... Hugh Peters
Nigel Stock ... Sir Edward Hyde
Charles Gray ... The Earl of Essex
Michael Jayston ... Henry Ireton
Richard Cornish Richard Cornish ... Oliver Cromwell II
Anna Cropper ... Ruth Carter
Michael Goodliffe ... Solicitor General
Jack Gwillim ... General Byron
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Storyline

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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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cromwell, hombre de hierro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP3,750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Heavy make-up was used, so the actors would look like the portraits of their characters. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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An overall good effort
29 October 2012 | by prophet684See all my reviews

Altogether I felt that this film was rather enjoyable, well put together and was very helpful at developing my understanding of Cromwell as a figure and the events that surrounded him. I believe Richard Harris performed his role very well too as a decisive, passionate, and capable Oliver Cromwell; this is how I envisioned him. Though in parts some of the historical content is distorted in order to make it more dramatic for audience satisfaction (such as the inclusion of Cromwell in the arrest of the five MP's) I think despite its flaws it shows an good representation of the key events involving Oliver Cromwell in mid 17th century England.


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