The Private Life of Henry VIII

1933

Director: Alexander Korda

Writer: Lajos Birˇ - Arthur Wimperis

Producer: Alexander Korda - Ludovico Toeplitz

Music: Kurt Schr÷der

Costume: John Armstrong

 

Tells how King Henry VIII came to marry five more times after his divorce from his first wife. Charles Laughton plays Henry. Laughton's real-life wife Elsa Lanchester plays Anne of Cleves. With Robert Donat, Merle Oberon, Wendy Barrie, Binnie Barnes and Everley Gregg.

 

Cast List:

 

Charles Laughton .... King Henry VIII
Robert Donat .... Thomas Culpepper
Franklin Dyall .... Thomas Cromwell
Miles Mander .... Thomas Wriothesley
Laurence Hanray .... Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
William Austin .... Duke of Cleves
John Loder .... Thomas Peynell
Claud Allister .... Cornell
Gibb McLaughlin .... The French Executioner
Sam Livesey .... The English Executioner
Merle Oberon .... Anne Boleyn
Wendy Barrie .... Jane Seymour
Elsa Lanchester .... Anne of Cleves
Binnie Barnes .... Catherine Howard
Everley Gregg .... Catherine Parr
Lady Tree .... The King's Nurse
Frederick Culley .... Duke of Norfolk (uncredited)
Mark Daly .... Bit Part (uncredited)
Annie Esmond .... The Cook's Wife (uncredited)
William Heughan .... Kingston (uncredited)
Arthur Howard .... Kitchen Helper (uncredited)
Judy Kelly .... Lady Rochford (uncredited)
Wally Patch .... Butcher in Kitchen (uncredited)
Hay Petrie   The King's Barber (uncredited)
John Turnbull .... Hans Holbein (uncredited)

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