The Lion in Winter (1968)

Director : Anthony Harvey

Release Date : 30 October 1968 (USA)

Genre : Drama, History

Cast : : , Peter O'Toole as Henry II , Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine , Anthony Hopkins as Richard , John Castle as Geoffrey , Nigel Terry as John , Timothy Dalton as King Philip of France , Jane Merrow as Alais , Nigel Stock as Capt. William Marshall , Kenneth Ives as Queen Eleanor's guard , O.Z. Whitehead as Bishop of Durham , Fran Stafford as Lady in Waiting , Ella More as Lady in Waiting , Kenneth Griffith as Strolling player , Henry Woolf as Strolling player , Karol Hagar as Strolling player

Plot : 1183 AD: King Henry II’s three sons everything desire to inherit the throne, other than he won’t conceive to a choice. They also his helpmate variously arrangement to vigor him.

Run Time : 134 min | UK:137 min (70 mm version)

Country : UK

Language : English

Filming Locations : Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France

Company : AVCO Embassy

Trivia : According to Anthony Harvey, the director of The Lion inside Winter (1968), Katharine Hepburn kept the Oscar she arrived at given that the flick inside a do out bag in addition to inside a cupboard given that existence subsequent to he’d delivered it to her.

Goofs : Factual errors: There was a Christmas Court at Caen inside 1182, save for not only at Chinon inside 1183.

Tag Lines : The most significant reserved seat attraction of the year!

Plot Summary : Christmas 1183–an aging also conniving King Henry II aims a reunion where he hopes to state his successor. He summons the occuring masses because the holiday: his scheming other than imprisoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; his mistress, Princess Alais, whom he requests to marry; his three sons (Richard, Geoffrey, also John), everything of whom appetite the throne; also the teen other than clever King Philip of France (who is likewise Alais’ brother). With the providence of Henry’s kingdom at stake, all and sundry engages inside their own ilk of scam also treachery to wager their claim.

Henry the II along with Eleanor converge also their three surviving sons at Christmas to define which of each other should develop into the novel king behind Henry’s death. Originally a the podium play, the conduct is on the whole inside the speeches the folks make. Each of the sons has a number of flaw that divisions the resolution difficult, then again the partners tolerate exhausted their lives exchanging blows since thoughts along with still at the full can’t perhaps stop.

In 1183 Henry II summonses his sons Richard, John, furthermore Geoffrey to converge him furthermore his prison-bound mate Eleanor at Chinon since a pigeonhole Christmas, beside King Philip II of France furthermore his sis Alais, Henry’s mistress. Philip is putting forward Alais at the present marries John since conceded defeat time prior to as well he wishes her dowry, the lands of the Vexen, back. As Eleanor has before now offered the territory of Aquitaine to Richard, the conclusion of this may possibly silhouette the absolutely on the cards of England. Everyone give but conceivably Alais are masters of double-dealing furthermore deceit, consequently it might troth an energetic Yuletide.

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