Anne of the Thousand Days

Synopsis: Henry VIII of England discards one wife Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of a young and beautiful woman, Anne Boleyn, whose one-thousand-day reign as Queen of England ends with the loss of her head on the block. Henry weds Ann and soon she gives him a child. The girl, Elizabeth, is a bitter disappointment to Henry, who desperately wants an heir. Anne promises Henry a son "next time," but Henry is doubtful. Shortly thereafter, rumors begin that the King's eye has already wandered. One Jane Seymour is at court for a moment. The Queen has her sent away, but, if Anne will bring Jane back to court, the King promises to sign the Act of Succession to insure that Elizabeth will be Queen.
Director(s): Charles Jarrott
Production: Universal Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations.
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145 min

- Yes, but with whom?

Percy, you have feet of lead,

a northern clodhopper.

With your permission,

Mistress Anne, will you teach the King

how they dance at the court of France?

There is nothing France

can teach England, Your Majesty.

Well said.

Well said.

The galliard. Play.

My Lord?

Tell Boleyn

I wish to speak to him privately.

- Yes, My Lord.

- And then prepare for a journey.

- A journey?

- Yes.

For where the dove is

the hawk will not be far behind.

To Hever Oastle in Kent.

Mary, it must be said,

the King wishes to see me alone.

He asked not to see me?

Not directly.

That could mean he's finished with me.

Has he? Tell me the truth.

One never gets used to these things.

There is always a hell to go through.

When a girl gives herself

so completely...

You know why I gave myself to the King.

Since I opened my bedroom door to him,

you've lived well by it.

Steward of Tonbridge and Penshurst.

Sheriff of Bradsted. Viscount.

And now King's Treasurer.

You don't want to lose those revenues,

do you, Father?

Mary, I have always loved you.

All those things are true.

The King was generous to me

because you were generous to him.

But you're a fool because you gave him

everything and asked for nothing.

What His Majesty is denied,

he goes mad to obtain.

What he gets freely, he despises.

You have lost him.

I can't help you.

Go now and cause no trouble.

I will not have you

put the rest of us at risk.

- What ails you?

- Ask our beloved father.

Father, the Lord Oardinal is here.

- Boleyn. I see you've told the lady.

- Yes, My Lord.

- And Anne?

- No.

- Why not? The King is almost here.

- Like you, I encouraged her with Percy.

It never entered my head

that the King would look at her.

My Lord, the King is here.

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Bridget Boland

Bridget Boland (13 March 1913 – 19 January 1988) was an Irish-British sceenwriter, playwright and novelist. more…

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