Rent Tudor Rose (1936)

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1h 16min
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Synopsis:
Superbly scripted dramatization of the story of Lady Jane Grey, the Queen of England for 9 days in 1553. As King Henry VIII lies on his deathbed, he instructs his courtiers on the order of succession to the throne, firstly his son Edward VI, then Mary Tudor, then Elizabeth and finally Jane Grey. Those around him adhere to his wishes. But on the death of the young King Edward VI aged 15, the Duke of Somerset and the Earl of Warwick (Cedric Hardwicke) begin scheming to have their favored candidate ascend to the thrown of England.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Michael Balcon
Writers:
Robert Stevenson, Miles Malleson
Aka:
Nine Days a Queen
Studio:
Strawberry Media
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1936 Venice Film Festival Best Cinematography

BBFC:
Release Date:
20/03/2017
Run Time:
76 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W

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Reviews (1) of Tudor Rose

Drums and Cannons - Tudor Rose review by CH

Spoiler Alert
13/03/2020

Softly lit, her hair shining on the gallows while drums beat and white birds wait upon the Tower roof, Nova Pilbeam is as striking as ever she was during that all-too-brief run of films during the Thirties, one which ended with her husband's wartime death - and a retreat which lasted until her death a few years ago. Tudor Rose is not her best showing, lumbered as it is by the need to explain machinating characters as one follows another through this chunk of history, when Kings and Queens did not get to sit long upon the Throne, and a cannon marked the sound of the executioner's axe for those out of its earshot. A series of sometimes neat scenes (Henry VIII's deathbed is a corker), it lacks dramatic sweep. As indeed could be said of the mid-Eighties incarnation of this sad story: Lady Jane, with Helena Bonham-Carter.

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