Anna Boleyn

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

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Release Year: 1920
Running time: 123
Country: Germany
Language: German interitles
Subjects: European History
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MSRP: $29.95
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

The tragic story of the second wife of England's Henry VIII is dramatized on a grand scale by Ernst Lubitsch, utilizing the full resources of the Ufa Studios. Henny Porten (Kohlhiesel's Daughters) gives a sensitive performance as the humble lady-in-waiting who ascends to the throne. But it is legendary actor Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh, The Blue Angel) who electrifies the film, depicting Henry's decadent appetite for food, power, and women, without reducing the larger-than-life historical figure to caricature or villain. Showcasing interviews with daughter Nicola Lubitsch, historians, and filmmakers, the feature-length documentary Lubitsch in Berlindocuments the life of the legendary filmmaker from his birth in 1892 to his departure for Hollywood in 1923.