Anna Boleyn (film)

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Anna Boleyn
US Blu ray & DVD cover
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Produced by Paul Davidson
Written by Norbert Falk
(as Fred Orbing)
Hanns Kräly
Starring Henny Porten
Emil Jannings
Paul Hartmann
Music by Eduard Prasch (Original)
Javier Pérez de Azpeitia (2006)
Cinematography Theodor Sparkuhl
Distributed by UFA
Release date
  • December 3, 1920 (1920-12-03)
Running time
118 minutes
Country Germany
Language Silent

Anna Boleyn, also known as Deception, is a 1920 German historical film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It stars Henny Porten as Anne Boleyn and Emil Jannings as King Henry VIII.

Film still



Anna Boleyn was among Mary Pickford's favorite films, calling it "an example of superb direction and splendid acting, especially that of Emil Jennings. It was the first time on the screen that a King had been made human. It has subtle, satirical humor."[1]

Blu ray & DVD releases[edit]

The film was released in the US by Kino Lorber as part of the box set "Lubitsch in Berlin" in 2005-2007 with English intertitles. It was also released in the UK by Eureka's Masters of Cinema series as part of the box set "Lubitsch in Berlin: Fairy-Tales, Melodramas, and Sex Comedies" in 2010 with German intertitles and English subtitles.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Howe, Herbert (January 1924). "Mary Pickford's Favorite Stars and Films". Photoplay. New York: Photoplay Publishing Company. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 

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