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|Directed by||Ernst Lubitsch|
|Produced by||Paul Davidson|
The film was produced by Paul Davidson's Union Film, a subsidiary of the giant German company UFA. It was shot at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Kurt Richter. The film cost an estimated 8 million marks to make, but was able to recoup this from the sale of the American rights alone which brought in $200,000 (14 million marks).
- Henny Porten as Anna Boleyn
- Emil Jannings as Henry VIII
- Paul Hartmann as Sir Henry Norris
- Ludwig Hartau as the Duke of Norfolk
- Aud Egede-Nissen as Jane Seymour
- Hedwig Pauly-Winterstein as Queen Catherine
- Hilde Müller as Princess Marie
- Maria Reisenhofer as Lady Rochford
- Ferdinand von Alten as Marc Smeton
- Adolf Klein as Cardinal Wolsey
- Paul Biensfeldt as Jester
- Wilhelm Diegelmann as Cardinal Campeggio
- Friedrich Kühne as Archbishop Cranmer
- Karl Platen as Physician
- Erling Hanson as Count Percy
- Sophie Pagay as Nurse
- Joseph Klein as Sir William Kingston
Anna Boleyn was among Mary Pickford's favorite films, calling it "an example of superb direction and splendid acting, especially that of Emil Jannings. It was the first time on the screen that a King had been made human. It has subtle, satirical humor."
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.
- Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. University of California Press, 1999.
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