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PG-13| 2 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
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 ongoing 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.

Cast: Richard Burton , Peter O'Toole , John Gielgud , Gino Cervi , Paolo Stoppa , Donald Wolfit , David Weston , Martita Hunt

Director: Peter Glenville

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Becket (1964)

Release Date: March 11th, 1964|2 hr. 28 min.

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