The Lion in Winter
Release Date: October 30th, 1968
PG|2 hr. 12 min.
It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Anthony Hopkins) should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option.
Director: Anthony Harvey
Genres: Historical drama
Distributor: Nelson Entertainment [us], Embassy Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., Image Entertainment Inc.