Becket (1964)

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Poster for the movie "Becket"

Becket (1964)

PG-13 148 min - Drama, History - 11 March 1964

King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.

Director:  Peter Glenville
Producer:  Hal B. Wallis.
Director of Photography:  Geoffrey Unsworth
Original Music Composer:  Laurence Rosenthal
Writers:  Jean Anouilh.

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Storyline

King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.


Collections: Peter Glenville

Tagline: An age of rampant lusts, abandon, runaway passions. An age brought bristling to life by two of the most exciting stars of our time!

Genres: Drama, History

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Language:  Cymraeg, English, Latin
Release Date:  11 March 1964

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount, Paramount Film Service, Keep Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 28 min

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