King Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Catharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn. One of the most tragic tales of love and despair ever put to film Anne Of The Thousand Days is the remarkable true account of King Henry VIII of England and his ill-fated marriage to Anne Boleyn. In an Oscar nominated role as the notorious and all-powerful king, Richard Burton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) swings his abundant influence to secure the young and innocently alluring Anne Boleyn (Oscar nominee Genevieve Bujold, Dead Ringers) as his new bride. Initially wary of the king's blustering ways Anne soon becomes intoxicated by the sheer power and control that the king's love represents. A visually sumptuous production from Hal B. Wallis (Casablanca), featuring Irene Papas (Z) and Anthony Quayle (Lawrence of Arabia) in supporting roles, Anne Of The Thousand Days is a haunting epic set against the pageantry, excess and political intrigue of 16th Century England.