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Becket (1964)

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Starring (View all)
Richard Burton Richard Burton
Becket / Thomas Becket
Peter O Peter O'Toole
His King / King Henry II
John Gielgud John Gielgud
King Louis of France / King Louis VII of France
Gino Cervi Gino Cervi
the Cardinal / Cardinal Zambelli
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa
the Pope / Pope Alexander III
Donald Wolfit Donald Wolfit
Bishop Folliot
David Weston David Weston
Brother John
Martita Hunt Martita Hunt
Empress Matilda


Written by
Jean Anouilh Jean Anouilh
(play Becket)


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A very good movie

9 years ago at Dec 29 22:37
Honestly, I have never heard of this movie before but since I'm a huge fan of Peter O'Toole, I still wanted to check it out. On the other hand, I can't say I knew much Richard Burton and I was more acquainted with his tumultuous relationship with Elizabeth Taylor than his work. Anyway, these two guys were just amazing in this movie. Indeed, they provided such great performances, it was just quite ... read more

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6 years, 11 months ago at Feb 5 8:36
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Though based on the play based on the life of Thomas Becket, this film encapsulates much more than that. It's a story of being true to one self, and standing fast to your beliefs, no matter the cost.

Viewers take note this not an action film by any means but if drama is more your style or something you're willing to look into, start here. Burton and O'Toole perform their roles wonder... read more
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When King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) names his friend and former drinking partner Thomas à Becket (Richard Burton) the new Archbishop of Canterbury, he counts on his unbending loyalty when it comes to religious matters. But what he doesn't count on is Becket actually taking his job so seriously. O'Toole, Burton and co-star John Gielgud turn in a trio of Oscar-nominated performances in this critically acclaimed drama rooted deep in English history.
Release date: 11 March 1964
UPC: 030306105390
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