About the film
england bishop based on play or musical henry ii canterbury archbishop 12th century
Release Date: March 11, 1964
|Slogan||:||«An age of rampant lusts, abandon, runaway passions. An age brought bristling to life by two of the most exciting stars of our time!»|
|Production Companies||:||Paramount, Paramount Film Service, Keep Films|
|Producers||:||Hal B. Wallis, Joseph H. Hazen|
|Writers||:||Edward Anhalt, Jean Anouilh|
King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.