• Film ID:
  • 854
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=142 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Britain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
BECKET (1964)
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In a move designed to subordinate the Catholic Church to the state, Henry II gave the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury to his close friend and ally Thomas Becket. With Becket now installed as his 'man on the inside' Henry could be forgiven for thinking that the church would more easily acquiesce to his bidding. Henry, however, had neither bargained on Becket's ecclesiastical fervour nor realized his zealous nature. Thus the stage was set for one of the greatest battles of supremacy between Church and King in British history....."Who will rid me of this turbulent priest " and so forth. A moving adaptation with a richly observed historical background!
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