Becket

 

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PETER O’TOOLE | RICHARD BURTON | JOHN GIELGUD| DONALD WOLFIT | SIAN PHILLIPS | NIALL MacGINNIS | PERCY HERBERT

Dir. Peter Glenville | 1964 | 148 minutes | GB | (PG) | Historical / Drama

Available on 35mm

Materials: col and b/w images

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The volatile relationship between old friends and sometime enemies Henry II and Thomas Becket is explored in this glorious historical pageant. Henry promotes Becket to high office, expecting him to accede to his demands. But the Norman is shocked when his Saxon underling embraces the Church and refuses the King money from Church lands. As Becket’s defiance and Henry’s frustration increase, four armed barons apparently acting on the king’s wishes approach him on the chancel steps of Canterbury Cathedral…

 

 

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