Becket

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Becket

england bishop based on play or musical henry ii canterbury archbishop 12th century

Becket

Release Date: March 11, 1964

Year    :   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!»
Genres    :   History, Drama
Production Companies    :   Paramount, Paramount Film Service, Keep Films
Director    :   Peter Glenville
Producers    :   Hal B. Wallis, Joseph H. Hazen
Writers    :   Edward Anhalt, Jean Anouilh
RunTime    :   148 mins.

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.




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