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Becket
- Burton/O'Toole

Overview - Two of the finest actors of their generation, Burton and O'Toole, square off in this splendid production of Jean Anouilh's 1959 play. The lifelong friendship of Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, is tested and ends in tragedy as Becket grows more confident and thoughtful in his position.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Two of the finest actors of their generation, Burton and O'Toole, square off in this splendid production of Jean Anouilh's 1959 play. The lifelong friendship of Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, is tested and ends in tragedy as Becket grows more confident and thoughtful in his position. Academy Award Nominations: 12, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor- Richard Burton, Best Actor--Peter O'Toole. Academy Awards: Best (Adapted) Screenplay (Edward Anhalt).

Awards:
1964 - Academy Awards - Best Adapted Screenplay Winner

Cast List

Geoffrey Unsworth - British Director Of Photography
Richard Burton - Welsh Actor, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, CLEOPATRA
Richard Walter Jenkins Jr. - Welsh Actor, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, CLEOPATRA
John Gielgud - British Actor/Author, ARTHUR (1981)
Sir John Gielgud - British Actor/Author, ARTHUR (1981)
Arthur John Gielgud - British Actor/Author, ARTHUR (1981)
Jean Anouilh
Laurence Rosenthal - American Composer
Margaret Furse - Costume Designer
Peter O'Toole - Actor, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Martita Hunt - British Actress
Donald Wolfit - British Actor, BECKET (1964), LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
Sir Donald Wolfit - British Actor, BECKET (1964), LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
Maurice Carter - Production Designer
Peter Glenville - British Director
John Bryan - Producer
Pamela Brown - British Supporting Actress
Anne V. Coates - Editor
Hal B. Wallis - Producer of over 400 Hollywood movies
Harold Brent Wallis - Producer of over 400 Hollywood movies
Paolo Stoppa - Italian Character Actor
Sian Phillips - British Actress
Edward Anhalt - American Screenwriter/Producer

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 150
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 030306105390
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: May 2007

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Classic
Medieval
Recommended
Period Piece
Clergy
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Synopsis:
Classic struggle between Church and Monarchy. Thomas Becket and King Henry Plantagenet engage in one of the most famous power struggles in English history. When Becket first becomes chancellor and later Archbishop of Canterbury, a rift grows between Henry II and his old friend. Some eager drunken knights trying to please the disgruntled monarch assassinate the cleric in the cathedral.

Notes:
Color by Technicolor

Reviews:
"The real fascination here is the pairing of Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton, both of whom give superb performances." - 08/01/2007 Sight and Sound, p.85

 
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