The Private Life of Henry VIII Poster

Release Date: 1933

DVD Release Date: January 1st, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Binnie Barnes, Robert Donat, Merle Oberon, Miles Mander, Wendy Barrie, John Loder

Director: Alexander Korda

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: London Film Production [gb]

Keywords: Cheeky, Love, Wife, Emotional, Forbidden love, Melodramatic, Marriage, England, Death


Nominated Outstanding Production
Winner Actor