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Cromwell
ID:
1970
Comments:
Director: Ken Hughes
Screenplay: Ken Hughes
Producer: Andrew Donally, Irving Allen
Cast: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin, Frank Finlay
Genre: Art House & International

Running Time: 139
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Japanese
Features:
Studio:  Sony Pictures DVD Region:  99 G
DVD Release:  Oct 2003 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$14.94]
Purchase: 
Reviews:  I own this film. Am I glad I did own this film?

I read (before my stroke) a biography of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England. It was a rather thick book, but I was accustomed to reading such works as those that interested me. This one did! When I finished reading the work, I was amazed that the movie was so accurate. Of course, it all had to be compressed into a 145 minute time slot.

Richard Harris played Oliver Cromwell, and now he should be turning over in his grave to have played a man devoted to God. The actor played a man that was the bringer-in of a republic, if only for a short time when he died.

Alec Guinness did a marvellous job portraying Charles I. His stuttering made it almost worth the price, if such would be given because I own the DVD! If I recall, he even looks like Charles I. I wish Charles I had given over to Cromwell and been the king that Cromwell (and I) wanted.

Now in a nation like ours, would there be but a Cromwell that stood for things. We now stand for a UN army that holds sway over our army that once stood for God, Family and Republic. I know, I know, the UN army hasn't taken control of our army, but isn't that the way through, to take control a little at a time? The President has not done a thing about it. He doesn't do a thing because his nation is so messed up with abortion, illegal immigrants and such as that, that he had better wake up or he shall go down the hole of doomed leaders of our country. I can say that for I didn't vote for him, but a third party that stands for what Cromwell stood for.

Timothy Dalton plays the kings nephew. Everybody did a fantastic job portraying the part. Ken Hughes, the director did a good job. He also did Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang a couple of years before!

So am I glad I own the films? Absolutely! It stand almost alone as the most God honoring film that has ever come from the port of Hollywood.


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