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The Lion in Winter


Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle View All


Anthony Harvey (Director), James Goldman (Screenplay) View All

Released: Oct. 30th, 1968
Runtime: 2 hours, 14 minutes
1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
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It demands your full attention, as it's dialogue rich and very complex, with interwoven plans, to get one of the three sons onto the throne. A young Timothy Dalton (King Philip II of France) and two of King Henry II sons, Geoffrey (John Castle) and John (Nigel Terry).