Becket (1964)

Director
Peter Glenville

Main cast
Richard Burton; Peter O'Toole; John Gielgud; Gino Cervi; Paolo Stoppa

Genres
Drama, History

Description
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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