Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Henry VIII

TCM began its annual 31 Days of Oscar programming this morning with a bunch of films directed by W.S. Van Dyke, most of which I've already seen, and blogged about. The theme for tonight, however, is movies about England's King Henry VIII and the controversy surrounding his many wives. The night kicks off at 8:00 PM ET with Charles Laughton playing the King in The Private Life of Henry VIII.

That's followed at 10:00 PM by A Man For All Seasons, which has the recently deceased Susannah York in the cast; about the only tribute she's going to get from TCM since she died too close to the start of 31 Days of Oscar for TCM to do a proper night of programming.

I haven't recommended the third film, Anne of the Thousand Days before; that's because I haven't actually seen it. It's airing at 12:15 AM.

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