Anne Of The Thousand Days

BBB.5

(out of 5)


King Henry VIII () risks the dangerous anger of the Vatican when he forms the Church of England in order to obtain a divorce from his wife, Catherine of Aragon (). Motivating him is a romance between himself and Anne Boleyn (), and he believes that marrying her will help him forget his stale, son-less marriage to Catherine and give him the male heir he so desires. The acting in this very plush drama is especially good, particularly in scenes where a young, vibrant Bujold gets to shine. The rest of it, however, is a glossy soap opera that doesn’t have the deft wit of The Private Lives of Henry VIII or the nasty bite that later Tudor England/Elizabethan dramas would feature that would make them so enjoyable.

Hal Wallis Productions

United Kingdom, 1969

Directed by

Screenplay by , , adaptation by , based on the play by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1969

Golden Globe Awards 1969

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