Classic Film Review: Richard Harris, and his makeup, are “Cromwell”

I believe Harris forgot he had a Rolls-Royce in storage somewhere during his drinking days

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“Cromwell” came out in 1970, a late entry in a formidable run of stately British period pieces.

It’s inferior to “Anne of a Thousand Days,” “Becket,” “A Man for All Seasons” and even the somewhat stagebound “The Lion in Winter.” But it’s got realistic English Civil War battles, glorious Puritan/Cavalier era costumes, an abridged and bastardized piece of British history and Richard Harris and Alec Guinness, so it’s worth a go if you haven’t seen it.

Harris plays the gentleman-farmer Cromwell, about to emigrate to America where his fellow Puritans have set up shop, when he’s goaded into returning to Parliament to show the imperious, constitution-flouting Charles I (Guinness) that “the people” are in charge of the purse strings, and thus the country.

The high-handed Charles needs money, and only the Parliament — which he dissolved years before — can raise it. And with Cromwell and his fellow puritans like…

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  1. Stephanie Suh
    Aug 12, 2020 @ 05:54:43

    I watched this film last week and was impressed by the excellent performances of Alec Guinness and Richard Harris. No other actors could have played the characters well than the said actors. I found king Charles a figure of sympathy and Cromwell of a religious zealot. It’s ironic to see that Harris, a hellraiser he might have been, play Cromwell as a Catholic who seemed to keep his faith at heart. A nice review!

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