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3.5
115 Ratings

The Private Life of Henry VIII

Directed by Alexander Korda
United Kingdom, 1933
Comedy, Drama, Biography

Synopsis

Charles Laughton gulps beer and chomps on mutton, in his first of many iconic screen roles, as King Henry VIII, the ultimate anti-husband. Alexander Korda’s first major international success is a raucous, entertaining, even poignant peek into the boudoirs of the infamous king and his six wives.

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The Private Life of Henry VIII Directed by Alexander Korda

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1934 | Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1934 | Nominee: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1933 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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