• Cromwell (1970)


Release Date: 1970

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 2003

G |2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

In 1640s England, King Charles I (Alec Guinness) is engaged in a power struggle with Parliament, and civil war seems imminent to House of Commons member Oliver Cromwell (Richard Harris), who's preparing to depart for the American colonies. When he's asked to stay to fight for the Parliamentary cause, however, Cromwell agrees and proves himself a brilliant leader of the Roundhead army. Soon, it's up to him to lead his army to victory over the king's Cavaliers and take back England for the people.

Cast: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin, Frank Finlay, Timothy Dalton, Patrick Wymark, Patrick Magee

Director: Ken Hughes

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Columbia

Keywords: England, Rousing, Quest, Rise, Rivalry

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Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Costume Design