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Rated
PG-13
Runtime 148 min
Ratings
77% critics Rotten Tomatoes
87% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Release 03/11/64
Actors Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud
Directors Peter Glenville
Debauched King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) installs his longtime court facilitator Thomas Becket (Richard Burton) as the Archbishop of Canterbury, assuming that his old friend will be a compliant and loyal lackey in the King's on-going battles with the church. But Becket unexpectedly finds his true calling on the ecclesiastical side, and aligns himself against the King's selfish wishes, causing a rift and an eventual showdown not only between the two men, but also the institutions they represent.
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Release 03/11/64
Actors Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud
Directors Peter Glenville
Debauched King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) installs his longtime court facilitator Thomas Becket (Richard Burton) as the Archbishop of Canterbury, assuming that his old friend will be a compliant and loyal lackey in the King's on-going battles with the church. But Becket unexpectedly finds his true calling on the ecclesiastical side, and aligns himself against the King's selfish wishes, causing a rift and an eventual showdown not only between the two men, but also the institutions they represent.