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Anna-Boleyn
Drama (1920) 133 minutes ~ Black & White

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 Once she has completed her education in France, Anne Boleyn returns to England to take up the position of lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine, the wife of the English monarch, King Henry VIII. By the time of Anne’s arrival, the King has grown tired of Katherine and intends to divorce her on the grounds that she has failed to supply him with a male heir. Within no time, Anne wins the favour of the King and he soon offers her a proposal of marriage, even though she has given her heart to another man, Sir Henry Norris. When Pope Clement VII refuses to grant an annulment to Henry’s marriage to Katherine, the King severs all ties with Rome and proclaims himself head of the Church of England. By these extreme measures, Henry extricates himself from an unfruitful alliance and takes Anne as his second wife, confident that she will bear him a son. Alas, it is not to be…

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Writers: Norbert Falk, Hanns Kräly

Stars: Henny Porten, Emil Jannings and Paul Hartmann

Category:

Drama