This truly great movie was released on this day 55-years ago in 1968. Based on a brilliant play/screenplay by James Goldman and played to perfection by a legendary cast of stars and newbies, headed by Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn as King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Geoffrey (fourth of the five sons of Henry II): I know. You know I know. I know you know I know. We know Henry knows, and Henry knows we know it. We're a knowledgeable family.
John (youngest sons of King Henry II): Poor John. Who says poor John? Don't everybody sob at once! My
God, if I went up in flames there's not a living soul who'd pee on me to
put the fire out!
Richard: Let's strike a flint and see.