Anne of the Thousand Days Movie Review 1969

Information and Film Reviews for Anne of the Thousand Days the Movie

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Lavish re-telling of the life and loves of Henry the VIII. In 1526, Henry tosses aside his current wife for the young and devastatingly beautiful Anne Boleyn (Bujold). But after the birth of Princess Elizabeth, Henry tires of Anne and wishes to marry another. So he decides to rid himself of her presence--permanently. Burton's performance of the amoral king garnered him an Oscar nomination. Based on the 1948 play by Maxwell Anderson. Watch for Elizabeth Taylor as a masked courtesan at the costume ball.


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Available on VHS
Running time 145 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Great Britain, Royalty, British, Plays to Film: Maxwell Anderson, Historical Romance
Bridget Boland, John Hale
Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos, Michael Hordern
Charles Jarrott
Georges Delerue
Mark Huffam


Oscars 1969: Costume Des.; Directors Guild 1970: Director (Jarrott); Golden Globes 1970: Actress--Drama (Bujold), Director (Jarrott), Film--Drama, Screenplay.

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