Screen Test of Time, Ep. 32: The Private Life of Henry VIII
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually, the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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You know the clichéd portrayal of Henry VIII as an gluttonous, overgrown man child? Charles Laughton's portrayal of the English king with many wives in The Private Life of Henry VIII is where it all began. But does the movie stand the Screen Test of Time when so many other versions of the story have been told since?
Year Eligible: 1932/1933 (Nominated)
Music and audio from The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)