The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

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The Private Life of Henry VIII is a 1933 United Kingdom film directed and co-produced by Alexander Korda and starring Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Merle Oberon and Elsa Lanchester. The film focuses on the marriages of King Henry VIII of England. It was written by Lajos Bíró and Arthur Wimperis for London Film Productions, Korda's production company. The film was a major international success, establishing Korda as a leading filmmaker and Laughton as a box office star. Wikipedia


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(Henry's fourth wedding night) King Henry VIII: My wife? Huh... not yet. Anne of Cleves: Poor mother told me... first he says the marriage is no good, and then he cuts off the head with an ax chopper! King Henry VIII: That is an exaggeration, madam. Anne of Cleves: Then why do you say I am not yet your wife? King Henry VIII: Well, madam, uh, a marriage ceremony doesn't make us one. Anne of Cleves: Mmm? (shows her ring) King Henry VIII: Oh, yes, yes, yes, 's all right, but you, uh, have to, umm, I have to... Anne of Cleves: What? King Henry VIII: Did your mother not talk to you about... Anne of Cleves: What? King Henry VIII: Oh Lord. Ohhhh, well, uh, madam, all that stuff about children being found under gooseberry bushes... that's not true... Share this quote


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