Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 mins | Drama | 1970

Director:

Ken Hughes

Writer:

Ken Hughes

Producer:

Irving Allen

Cinematographer:

Geoffrey Unsworth

Editor:

Bill Lenny

Production Designer:

John Stoll

Production Company:

Irving Allen Ltd.
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Spain. Opened in London in Jul ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Spain. Opened in London in Jul 1970. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
2nd unit photog
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Asst art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dresser
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Script cons
Coöp
Stunt supv
Spanish army liaison
Casting
DETAILS
Release Date:
1970
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 October 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Irving Allen Ltd.
Copyright Date:
16 July 1970
Copyright Number:
LF64
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
139
MPAA Rating:
G
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1640 England, Oliver Cromwell, a Puritan member of Parliament, is disturbed by the growing injustices of King Charles's reign and fears that Queen Henrietta Maria, a French Catholic, is influencing her husband to modify the rituals of the Church of England. At first Cromwell decides to take his family to Scotland, but later he is convinced to remain and aid his Puritan friends, the Roundheads, against the Cavaliers, the royalist allies in Parliament. Encouraged by the strong influence of his Catholic queen and the loyal Earl of Strafford, as well as by his own belief in the divine right of the monarchy, Charles demands that Parliament finance a war on Scotland; when Parliament refuses the order, Charles sends troops into the house to regain control, and Cromwell and others accuse him of treason. A civil war develops between the forces of Parliament and the king's troops. After his Puritan forces suffer a resounding defeat at Edgehill, Cromwell takes it upon himself to train the troops, and they subsequently defeat the king's men at Naseby. The queen and the Prince of Wales flee, but King Charles is caught and brought to trial before Parliament; in 1649, Charles is found guilty and beheaded. After a brief and ineffective rule by Parliament, Cromwell returns to London, dissolves Parliament, and has himself appointed Lord Protector, a position which gives him almost dictatorial control over ... +


In 1640 England, Oliver Cromwell, a Puritan member of Parliament, is disturbed by the growing injustices of King Charles's reign and fears that Queen Henrietta Maria, a French Catholic, is influencing her husband to modify the rituals of the Church of England. At first Cromwell decides to take his family to Scotland, but later he is convinced to remain and aid his Puritan friends, the Roundheads, against the Cavaliers, the royalist allies in Parliament. Encouraged by the strong influence of his Catholic queen and the loyal Earl of Strafford, as well as by his own belief in the divine right of the monarchy, Charles demands that Parliament finance a war on Scotland; when Parliament refuses the order, Charles sends troops into the house to regain control, and Cromwell and others accuse him of treason. A civil war develops between the forces of Parliament and the king's troops. After his Puritan forces suffer a resounding defeat at Edgehill, Cromwell takes it upon himself to train the troops, and they subsequently defeat the king's men at Naseby. The queen and the Prince of Wales flee, but King Charles is caught and brought to trial before Parliament; in 1649, Charles is found guilty and beheaded. After a brief and ineffective rule by Parliament, Cromwell returns to London, dissolves Parliament, and has himself appointed Lord Protector, a position which gives him almost dictatorial control over England. +

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