• The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)

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The Shoes of the Fisherman

Release Date: 1968

DVD Release Date: April 4th, 2006

G |2 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

After spending decades in a Siberian Gulag labor camp, Roman Catholic priest Kiril Lakota (Anthony Quinn) is set free by Russian leader Piotr Ilyich Kamenev (Sir Laurence Olivier) at the height of the Cold War, when Russia and China are locked in a tense conflict. Following the death of the pope (Sir John Gielgud), Lakota ends up on the global stage when he is chosen to be his successor. As the pope, the humble Lakota becomes a compassionate advocate for ending world hunger and poverty.

Cast: Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, Oskar Werner, David Janssen, Vittorio De Sica, Leo McKern, John Gielgud, Barbara Jefford

Director: Michael Anderson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Transformation, 1960s, Inspiring

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Awards

Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Score - for a Motion Picture [not a Musical])