German-Speaking Emigrés
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THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII


Title of the Film THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1933
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 96
Length (in meters)  
Colour b/w
Genre Biopic
Based on/Source  
Production Companies London Film Productions
Producer(s) Alexander Korda, Ludovico Toeplitz
Director Alexander Korda
Cast Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Robert Donat, Elsa Lanchester, Binnie Barnes
Literature Picturegoer Weekly, 10 June 1933
Kinematograph Weekly, 24 August 1933
Picturegoer Weekly, 9 September 1933
Times, 2 October 1933
New York Times, 13 October 1933
Observer, 29 October 1933 (C. A. Lejeune)
Punch, 8 November 1933
Picturegoer Weekly, 17 February 1934
London Mercury, February 1934
Österreichische Film-Zeitung, 10 March 1934
Das Kino-Journal (Vienna), 10 March 1934
Die Bühne (Vienna), no. 372 (March 1934)
Mein Film (Vienna), no. 433 (April 1934)
Monthly Film Bulletin, July 1938
Monthly Film Bulletin, July 1946
AJR Information, May 1952
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/438828/index.html
Special notes Screenplay: Lajos Biro, Arthur Wimperis
Art direction: Vincent Korda
Director of photography: Georges Perinal
"French camera-work and Hungarian direction made gay entertainment." (Robert Herring, London Mercury)
"The most significant achievement of the British industry since British films began." (C. A. Lejeune)




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