Anne of the Thousand Days
Anne of the Thousand Days ★★★½ 1969 (PG)
Lavish retelling of the life and loves of Henry the VIII. In 1526, Henry tosses aside his current wife for the young and devastatingly beautiful Anne Boleyn (Bujold). But after the birth of Princess Elizabeth, Henry tires of Anne and wishes to marry another. So he decides to rid himself of her presence—permanently. Burton's performance of the amoral king garnered him an Oscar nomination. Based on the 1948 play by Maxwell Anderson. Watch for Elizabeth Taylor as a masked courtesan at the costume ball. 145m/C VHS . Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos, Michael Hordern, Michael Johnson; D: Charles Jarrott; W: Bridget Boland, John Hale; M: Georges Delerue. Oscars '69: Costume Des.; Directors Guild '70: Director (Jarrott); Golden Globes '70: Actress—Drama (Bujold), Director (Jarrott), Film—Drama, Screenplay.