The Private Life of Henry VIII.

Synopsis: This movie tells the story of King Henry VIII and the last five of his six wives. Set almost entirely within the royal castle, it begins just before the death of his second wife (Anne Boleyn) and ends just after his sixth wedding (to Catherine or Katherine Parr).
Director(s): Alexander Korda
Production: Criterion Collection
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Twenty-one little buttons.

One for every year of my life.


[Jane Laughing]

- Don't you love the back?

- The back? Marvelous!

[Jane Laughing]

Do be serious. Which of these?

Pearls for a pearl. Now run along,

my sweet, and put them on.

The bishop waits.

Thomas, me hat!

[Footsteps Approaching]

Is it... time?

I was told that the executioner

was very good.

He is very good.

It does not hurt, madam.

It's all over in a second.

And I have such a little neck.

Haven't I?

Well, Thomas.

What do you think of the new queen?

- Wonderful, Your Majesty.

- Beautiful?

- Lovely.

- Clever too?

A miracle of good sense,

Your Majesty.



No, Thomas.

Not clever, thanks be to heaven.

My first wife was clever.

My second was ambitious. My third...

Thomas, if you want to be happy,

marry a girl like my sweet little Jane.

Marry a stupid woman.

[Women Crying]

[Drumroll Continues]

[Drumroll Stops]

What a lovely day.

What a lovely day.

[Single Loud Drumbeat]

Well, one must admit,

she died like a queen.

Yes. And that frock.

Wasn't it too divine?

- Was it? I didn't notice.

- No, you wouldn't.

You wouldn't notice that I haven't

had a new gown for a year.

All right. All right.

You shall have one... for your execution.


[Staff Taps On Ground]

[Culpeper] Knights, ladies,

gentlemen and gentlewomen.

Attend the king, his Royal Highness

by the grace of God...

Henry Vlll, King of England and France,

Lord of Ireland.



Ave Maria

[Singing In Latin]

- Warming pans.

- Warming pans.

Warming pans.


- [Woman] Rosewater.

- [Woman #2] Rosewater.


Here. What's this?

No one is allowed near the king's

marriage bed once it's been made ready.

But the marriage bed

isn't made ready.

What do you suppose I've been doing

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