Past Programs
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Michael Korda
Fri, October 11th, 2019 | 7:00 pm


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
This classic British biographical dramedy follows the exploits of King Henry VIII as he navigates through his infamous multiple marriages in the salacious, treacherous world of his own creation. Directed by Alexander Korda. Starring Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Merle Oberon. 97 min.


Michael Korda, a bestselling author, is the nephew of the film’s director, Alexander Korda, and son of the film’s art director, Vincent Korda. His latest book is Passing: A Memoir of Love and Death.


Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society Members receive priority.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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