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Anne of the Thousand Days

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Charles Jarrott

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About the Movie

Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold star as King Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn in this emotionally charged drama about one of history's most famous tragic love affairs. Nominated for nine Academy Awards®, this magnificent Hal Wallis production features stunning technicolor photography and outstanding Oscar®-winning period costumes. Co-starring Irene Papas and Anthony Quayle, Anne of a Thousand Days, set against the pageantry and political intrigue of 16th century England, traces the ill-fated marriage between Anne and her King, from its spirited beginning to its tragic finale.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 12
  • Fresh: 5
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 6.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: One of those almost unbearably classy movies, like A Man for All Seasons and Becket, that have a way of elevating the reputations of moviemakers without doing much for the art. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Mar 23, 2011

Rotten: It is a story fit for the second Elizabeth, though it has perhaps one minor fault: the first two hours. – TIME Magazine, Mar 23, 2011

Fresh: Anne of the Thousand Days is a stunning-acted, sumptuous, grand-scale widescreen drama of the royal bed chamber and political intrigues that created the Church of England. – Variety Staff, Variety, Mar 23, 2011

Fresh: Some plucky performance don't manage to embue this historical drama with the regal spectacle the source material deserves. – David Parkinson, Empire Magazine, Mar 23, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Anne of the Thousand Days

I found this film to be most engaging! Bujold and Burton hold so much conviction in their masterful method acting, and so well-delivered, that it alone makes the movie quite powerful. This is a "must see", long before "Elizabeth", etc. While some of it is historically inaccurate, for the most part, the viewer receives a stunning portrayal of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII. This is not to understate the supporting actors and their respective greatness in this work. Superbly cast, directed and paced, especially for its time. KTW

Thanks, iTunes.....

I'm not sure when this movie was put up on iTunes, but thanks so much. Especially after watching the "Tudors" I went to find my copy (VHS) of this movie and it was all discolored and in a really bad state. "Anne..." was a great production. I think Richard Burton was too old for this part, but still he played it to the hilt. Also, Ms.Bujold did a great job as Anne. Thanks, again for posting this movie. One of my all time favorites.

excellent historical love/hate story

movie is from 1969, not 2006. see iTunes rewrite history. scenes are missing. Michel Foucault would be proud. still an excellent production, classic acting by Mr. Burton, striking performance by lovely Ms. Bujold, disturbing reminders that church of england was born (pun intended?) from familiar human mixture of lust and violence, important story for feminists everywhere. but history changes and, who knows, this could be a sci-fi adventure flick next year.

Anne of the Thousand Days
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1969

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