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Becket

Becket

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Genre
Personal Score
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   7.1 / 10 (44 votes)
MPAA Rating
Running Time
148 mins
Media Type
Animated?
No
Country
Production Companies
Paramount Pictures,
Paramount Film Service,
Keep Films
Release Date
March 11, 1964
Director
Peter Glenville
Producers
Hal B. Wallis,
Joseph H. Hazen (executive)
Writer
Edward Anhalt

Summary

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.
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