The Private Life of Henry VIII 89 years old

HE GAVE HIS WIVES A PAIN IN THE NECK, And did his necking with an axe. Henry, the Eighth Wonder of the World! And this picture...the wonder of all time!

The Private Life of Henry VIII

Renowned for his excess, King Henry VIII goes through a series of wives during his rule. With Anne Boleyn, his second wife, executed on charges of treason, King Henry weds maid Jane Seymour, but that marriage also ends in tragedy. Not one to be single for long, the king picks German-born Anne of Cleves as his bride, but their union lasts only months before an annulment is granted, and King Henry continues his string of spouses.

Credits

The Private Life of Henry VIII Cast

Name Character
Charles Laughton He was 34, 63 years old when he died as King Henry VIII
Merle Oberon She was 22, 68 years old when she died as Anne Boleyn
John Loder He was 35, 90 years old when he died as Thomas Peynell
Binnie Barnes She was 30, 95 years old when she died as Katherine Howard
Claud Allister He was 44, 81 years old when he died as Cornell
Everley Gregg She was 32, 58 years old when she died as Katherine Parr
Franklin Dyall He was 63, 80 years old when he died as Thomas Cromwell
Wendy Barrie She was 21, 65 years old when she died as Jane Seymour
Terry-Thomas He was 22, 78 years old when he died as Extra (uncredited)
Gibb McLaughlin He was 49, 75 years old when he died as The French Executioner
Sam Livesey He was 59, 62 years old when he died as The English Executioner
Laurence Hanray He was 59, 73 years old when he died as Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
Elsa Lanchester She was 30, 84 years old when she died as Anne of Cleves
William Austin He was 49, 91 years old when he died as Duke of Cleves
Miles Mander He was 45, 57 years old when he died as Wriothesley
Robert Donat He was 28, 53 years old when he died as Thomas Culpeper

The Private Life of Henry VIII Crew

Name Department
Georges Périnal as Director of Photography. He was 36 (68) years old when He died Camera
Vincent Korda as Set Designer. He was 36 (81) years old when He died Art
John Armstrong as Costume Design. He was 174 (214) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Lajos Bíró as Story. He was 53 (68) years old when He died Writing
Arthur Wimperis as Story. He was 58 (78) years old when He died Writing
Arthur Wimperis as Scenario Writer. He was 58 (78) years old when He died Writing
A.W. Watkins as Sound. He was 37 (74) years old when He died Sound
Kurt Schröder as Original Music Composer. He was 44 (73) years old when He died Sound
The Private Life of Henry VIII poster
The Private Life of Henry VIII (89 years)

HE GAVE HIS WIVES A PAIN IN THE NECK, And did his necking with an axe. Henry, the Eighth Wonder of the World! And this picture...the wonder of all time!

  • Release day: Thursday, August 17, 1933
  • Runtime: 90 minutes