Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Drama | History
Anne of the Thousand Days concentrates on the romance between Britain's King Henry VIII and his ill-fated second wife Anne Boleyn. After holding out for marriage rather than an illegitimate union, Anne marries Henry after he sheds himself of Katherine of Aragon, thus causing a rift between the Crown and the Catholic Church. Anne's inability to produce a male heir leads Henry to look about for other suitable mates. Henry's sinister right-hand man Cromwell arranges for Anne to be condemned on a charge of adultery,after which she is beheaded, while Henry disconsolately sits in Windsor Castle, regretting this callous example of political expediency.
Starring: Geneviève Bujold, Richard Burton, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos
Director: Charles Jarrott