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The Private Life of Henry VIII

The Private Life of Henry VIII(1934)

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  • Laughton steals the show

    • Tom Chambers
    • 3/13/17

    Charles Laughton's performance as the man-child Henry VIII is surprisingly touching.

  • The Private Life Of Henry The VIII

    • Will
    • 2/22/17

    Extraordinary film ,like stepping back in time. Exactly what a film of this historical type should be. Just look at a portrait of Henry The VIII and then look at and watch Charles Laughton, Amazing. Only one complaint. The damn hissing sound. With the tech. equipment we have today Im sure this could be corrected. Respectfully, sometimes a film (example King Kong) ages like fine wine, while others suffer with sound and poor film quality that could and should be corrected. As Ive said before The Big Sky for example is another outdoor masterpiece, that should be fixed before it becomes to late.

  • Dead Ringer for Henry VIII

    • Lesley Gould
    • 2/28/14

    Anything with Charles Laughton & Elsa Lanchester in it is a keeper. Laughton's scene of grief and despair was extraordinary and that screen kiss is one of the finest I've ever seen.

  • The Private Life of Henry VIII

    • Dashiell B.
    • 2/28/13

    An entertaining and engaging biography of King Henry VIII & his wives. Laughton won the Best Actor Academy Award as the title character who memorably rips apart a mutton, great supporting work from Lanchester, Laughton's real-life wife, as Anne of Cleves. Costumes & sets perfectly recreate Henry's court, which is the setting of a story that shows a poignant look of Henry. A great British drama worth viewing. I give it a 4.5/5.

  • The Private Life of Henry VIII

    • Mark Sutch
    • 4/12/11

    ***1/2

  • Superb Laughton

    • Jim Lawrence
    • 1/4/09

    The portrayal of Henry VIII by Charles Laughton is a royal treat.(Pun intended) His acting in this role justifies the statement by Directors that he needed no direction, just turn on the camera and let him perform. The nuances of the persona of King Henry were captured splendidly and with perfect timing. I will treasure this film for many years to come.

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