• Martin Luther (1953)

Martin Luther

Release Date: 1953

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2002

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

In 1505, Martin Luther (Niall MacGinnis) abandons his law studies to become a monk. After being ordained a priest, Luther grows increasingly troubled by the Catholic Church's practices, including using Latin during services and offering absolution -- known as "indulgences" -- for sinners. In 1517, Pope Leo X (Philip Leaver) tries to bring the church much-needed money by selling indulgences. Outraged, Luther writes down his famous 95 Theses, publicly challenging church dogma.

Cast: Niall MacGinnis, John Ruddock, Pierre Lefevre, Guy Verney, Alastair Hunter, David Horne, Fred Johnson, Philip Leaver

Director: Irving Pichel

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Louis De Rochemont Associates, The Lutheran Church in America

Keywords: Transformation, Passionate, Underdog, Friend

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Awards

Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)