Anne of the Thousand Days Overview:

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Charles Jarrott and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Richard McWhorter.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorRichard BurtonNominated
Best Supporting ActorAnthony QuayleNominated
Best ActressGenevieve BujoldNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Maurice Carter, Lionel Couch; Set Decoration: Patrick McLoughlinNominated
Best CinematographyArthur IbbetsonNominated
Best Costume DesignMargaret FurseWon
Best Music - ScoringGeorges DelerueNominated
Best PictureHal B. Wallis, ProducerNominated
Best WritingScreenplay by John Hale, Bridget Boland; Adaptation by Richard SokoloveNominated

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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

on May 16, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

**This is reposted in honor of the My Favorite Classic Movie Blogathon, hosted by the Classic Film and TV Cafe.** Genevieve Bujold crafted a strong body of work in the ’70s and ’80s, but no performance stands out more than her starring role as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days.? I... Read full article

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

on Aug 12, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

A new week of Summer Under the Stars, and today’s star is an underrated gem.? Genevieve Bujold crafted a strong body of work in the ’70s and ’80s, but no performance stands out more than her starring role as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days.? I watched this movie in the sev... Read full article

Anne of the Thousand Days

By Alyson on Jan 22, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

This is at least the third film on this blog dealing with Henry VIII and all his chronic beheading, girl chasing, son craving glory. ?However, it?s the most sympathetic towards Henry?s second wife, Anne Boleyn. The film based on the Broadway play, takes place only within the time concerning Anne?s r... Read full article

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Quotes from

[first lines]
King Henry VIII: What is the verdict?
Thomas Cromwell: Guilty - Your Grace.
King Henry VIII: All of them?
Thomas Cromwell: Guilty.

King Henry VIII: Any man who marries when he can be free is a fool!

King Henry VIII: Nan, is it true?
Anne: Have you stepped into your own trap, my lord? Any evidence you have against me, you yourself bought and paid for. Do you now begin to believe it?
King Henry VIII: Anny, the court is still in session to decide your... verdict. I don't want to hear your guilt from them, I want to hear it from your lips.
Anne: That I was unfaithful to you?
King Henry VIII: Yes, just that. Were you unfaithful to me whilst I still loved you? Of course, I'll never know. Whether you say aye or no, I shall never know.
Anne: You come here to make sure whether there was truly adultery, Because that would touch your manhood or your pride. And even so, my heart and my eyes are glad of you. Fool of all women that I am, I'm glad of you here. Go, then. Keep your pride of manhood, you know about me now.
King Henry VIII: Nan, is it true that you're glad to see me?
Anne: Yes, it's true.
King Henry VIII: Then, Anne, lets do all gently for old times sake. I have no wish to harm you, and your words have moved me deeply. I must be free to have a son, and the son must be free to rule England when I die.
Anne: Why must you leave a king to follow you, Henry? Why not a queen?
King Henry VIII: This country has never been ruled by a queen. I know it never could be. We can never have a son now, God has spoken. I must have a son elsewhere. And it's getting late. I'm not as young as I was.
Anne: What do you want of me?
King Henry VIII: Agree to annul the marriage and give up all rights. You shall go abroad and take Elizabeth with you. You will be well cared for. Please set me free.
Anne: To marry Seymour and make our child a bastard? No. No. No.
King Henry VIII: Nan... Nan, you leave me no choice!
Anne: Once I told you any children we had would not be bastards. You promised marriage and the crown. Now you try to dance out of your promise. Well, I won't have it! We are man and wife together. King and Queen. I keep that. Take it from me as best you can.
King Henry VIII: Then you have decided, and so have I!
Anne: Before you go, perhaps you should hear one thing. I lied to you. I said "I love you", but I lied. I was untrue. Untrue with many.
King Henry VIII: That is a lie.
Anne: It is true. I was unfaithful to you with all of them. With half your court. With soldiers of your guard, with grooms, with stablehands. Look for the rest of your life at every man that ever knew me and wonder if I didn't find him a better man than you!
King Henry VIII: You whore!

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Although "Anne of the Thousand Days" opened on Broadway in 1948, it had to wait until 1969 to be filmed, due to its frank discussions of adultery, illegitimacy, and incest, on which the storyline relies heavily. The old censorship code still existed in the 1940s and 1950s, and would not have allowed a play in which these subjects were discussed to be filmed, no matter how tastefully.
Elizabeth Taylor wanted to play Anne, but was rejected as too old at 37.
Maxwell Anderson's play "Anne of the thousand days" was originally produced on Broadway at Shubert Theatre. It premiered on 8 December 1948 and closed on 8 October 1949 (288 performances in total).
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