Anne of the Thousand Days (Universal 1969, Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold)

Anne Of The Thousand Days

Lavish costume drama Anne of the Thousand Days is full of rich performances and tells of King Henry VIII’s infatuation with 18-year-old Anne Boleyn. For her hand, the king defied the Vatican, destroyed a ruling caste, and established the church of England in order to obtain a divorce from his wife. Richard Burton is appropriately swaggering and Genevieve Bujold more than worthy of her king’s notice.

Burton’s then wife Elizabeth Taylor makes an unbilled appearance, playing a masked courtesan.

Anne Of The Thousand Days

Academy Award Nominations: 10, including Best Picture; Best Actress: Genevieve Bujold; Best Actor: Richard Burton; Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

Cast: Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold, John Calicos, Irene Papas, Anthony Ouayle, Michael Hordern, Katharine Blake, Peter Jeffrey. William Squire, Esmond Knight, Nora Swinburne

Director: Charles Jarrott
Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Original Story: Maxwell Anderson
Director of Photography: Arthur Ibbetson
Editor: Richard Marden
Composer: Georges Delerue
Screenwriters: Bridget Boland, John Hale, Richard Sokolove
Production Designer: Maurice Carter
Costume Designer: Margaret Furse
Set Designer: Peter Howitt
Art Director: Lionel Couch
Choreographer: Mary Skeaping

UK / Universal / 146 minutes / 1969

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