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The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)

97 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance, History - 17 August 1933
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Renowned for his excess, King Henry VIII (Charles Laughton) goes through a series of wives during his rule. With Anne Boleyn (Merle Oberon), his second wife, executed on charges of treason, King Henry weds maid Jane Seymour (Wendy Barrie), but that marriage also ends in tragedy. Not one to be single for long, the king picks German-born Anne of Cleves (Elsa Lanchester) as his bride, but their union lasts only months before an annulment is granted, and King Henry continues his string of spouses. Laughton won an Oscar for his portrayal of the 16th-century English monarch in Alexander Korda's biographical account.

Director:  Alexander Korda
Stars:  Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander, Laurence Hanray, William Austin, John Loder, Claud Allister, Gibb McLaughlin, Sam Livesey, Merle Oberon, Wendy Barrie, Elsa Lanchester, Binnie Barnes, Everley Gregg

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Renowned for his excess, King Henry VIII (Charles Laughton) goes through a series of wives during his rule. With Anne Boleyn (Merle Oberon), his second wife, executed on charges of treason, King Henry weds maid Jane Seymour (Wendy Barrie), but that marriage also ends in tragedy. Not one to be single for long, the king picks German-born Anne of Cleves (Elsa Lanchester) as his bride, but their union lasts only months before an annulment is granted, and King Henry continues his string of spouses. Laughton won an Oscar for his portrayal of the 16th-century English monarch in Alexander Korda's biographical account.


Collections: 1930s, Pre-Code, Alexander Korda

Tagline: HE GAVE HIS WIVES A PAIN IN THE NECK And did his necking with an axe. Henry, the Eighth Wonder of the World! And this picture...the wonder of all time!

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English
Release Date:  17 August 1933

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Production Companies:  London Film Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 37 min

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