Henry VIII: "Diplomacy? Diplomacy, my foot! I'm an Englishman - I can't say one thing and mean another."
This 1933 biopic starring Oscar-winning Charles Laughton as the corpulent king was the first British film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for best picture.
The movie relates Henry's obsessive quest for an heir with Merle Oberon's Anne Boleyn, Wendy Barrie's Jane Seymour, Else Lanchester's Anne of Cleeves, Binnie Barnes' Lady Katherine Howard all requiring the services of Relate (and often a executioner) before he gets spliced to the shrewish Catherine Parr (Everley Gregg).
A mess of inaccuracies and half-truths, this was nonetheless hugely successful and would launch Oberon's rise to Hollywood stardom.