Becket (movie, 1964)

Becket is a British-American film directed by Peter Glenville , released in 1964 . This is the recovery on the screen of the play Becket or the Honor of God of Jean Anouilh created in 1959.

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Synopsis

In the xii th century, Thomas Becket is the chancellor of the kingdom and the friend of Henry II of England . This one must promote him Archbishop of Canterbury to the death of this last one. Becket feels then invested by all the tasks that are incumbent on him, but his activities soon make him a rival for the king …

Technical sheet

  • Title: Becket
  • Director: Peter Glenville
  • Script: Edward Anhalt and Lucienne Hill from the eponymous play by Jean Anouilh
  • Production: Hal B. Wallis , Joseph H. Hazen
  • Production Company: Paramount Pictures
  • Music: Laurence Rosenthal
  • Photo: Geoffrey Unsworth , assisted by Ernest Day (cameraman)
  • Costumes: Margaret Furse
  • Editing: Anne V. Coates
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom – United States
  • language: English
  • Formats: Technicolor – 70 mm. 6 stereo magnetic tracks and 35 mm. anamorphic ratio: 2.35: 1 Mono optical track
  • Genre: Biography, drama
  • Duration: 148 minutes
  • Release date: 1964

Distribution

  • Richard Burton (VF: André Falcon ) : Thomas Becket
  • Peter O’Toole (VF: Michel Gatineau ) : Henry II of England
  • John Gielgud (VF: François Chaumette ) : Louis VII of France
  • Gino Cervi (VF: Paul Bonifas ) : Cardinal Zambelli
  • Paolo Stoppa (VF: Henri Cremieux ) : Pope Alexander III
  • Donald Wolfit (VF: Jean Marchat ) : Bishop Folliot  (in) , Bishop of London
  • David Weston : Brother John
  • Martita Hunt : Mathilde the Emperess
  • Pamela Brown : Aliénor of Aquitaine
  • Siân Phillips (VF: Jacqueline Porel ) : Gwendolen
  • Felix Aylmer (VF: Léonce Corne ) : Thibaut du Bec , Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Percy Herbert (VF: Gérard Buhr ) : Baron
  • Inigo Jackson (VF: Michel Gudin ) : Robert de Beaumont
  • Niall MacGinnis : Baron
  • John Phillips (VF: Stéphane Audel ) : Bishop of Winchester
  • Frank Pettingell (VF: Serge Nadaud ) : Bishop of York
  • Véronique Vendell : French prostitute
  • Jennifer Hilary : daughter of the Saxon peasant
  • Peter Jeffrey : Baron
  • Tutte Lemkow (uncredited): French broker

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