Becket

8.1

Becket

Becket movie on:

imdb wiki

Cast Open full cast

Richard Burton

Thomas à Becket

Peter O'Toole

King Henry II

John Gielgud

King Louis VII of France

Gino Cervi

Cardinal Zambelli

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 than his predecessors were able to do. This leads to the famous "Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?"


User opinions See all (7) Post comment!

Memel

Karma8031

Grade

A+

What is not to like?18 March 2015

A great classic with two great actors - I will now go through their filmography to select worthy classics to watch. They certainly beat modern movies where the test is the amount of swearing.

Lizzy

Karma1299050

Grade

B+

I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.26 January 2012

I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.

Mad About Movies

Karma1317540

Grade

B+

thanks24 December 2011

Thanks for commenting, helps us to know if we should check it out.

richie74

Karma289741

Grade

B+

Great Classic18 August 2011

Well made and acted movie. Worth viewing.

Lizzy

Karma1299050

Grade

C+

Thanks for that comment good to know14 March 2011

Thanks for that comment good to know

Mad About Movies

Karma1317540

Grade

C+

thanks08 February 2011

Thanks, I might have to check this out one of these days.

type casting

Karma159850

Grade

A+

Good historical drama17 November 2009

Great cast of actors.

See all reviews (7) >>

See also

Gandhi (1982)

In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in a first class compartment. Gandhi...

Cast: Saeed Jaffrey ...
Download Gandhi
Buy Gandhi

El Cid (1961)

Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense...

Cast: Charlton Heston ...
Download El Cid
Buy El Cid

Prospero's Books (1991)

An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy...

Cast: John Gielgud ...
Download Prospero's Books
Buy Prospero's Books

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

An inordinately complex man who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist, Thomas Edward Lawrence blazed...

Cast: Anthony Quayle ...
Download Lawrence of Arabia
Buy Lawrence of Arabia

Where Eagles Dare (1969)

During WW2 a British aircraft is shot down and crashes in Nazi held territory. The Germans capture the only survivor, an...

Cast: Anton Diffring ...
Download Where Eagles Dare
Buy Where Eagles Dare

Once Upon a Time in the West (1969)

Story of a young woman, Mrs. McBain, who moves from New Orleans to frontier Utah, on the very edge of the American West. She...

Director: Sergio Leone   Cast: Henry Fonda ...
Download Once Upon a Time in the West
Buy Once Upon a Time in the West

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

Two powerful German guns control the seas past the Greek island of Navarone making the evacuation of endangered British troops...

Cast: Victor Beaumont ...
Download The Guns of Navarone
Buy The Guns of Navarone

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

Isabel Archer, an American heiress and free thinker travels to Europe to find herself. She tactfully rebuffs the advances of...

Cast: Nicole Kidman ...
Download The Portrait of a Lady
Buy The Portrait of a Lady

Dean Spanley (2009)

Each Thursday, a man approaching middle age calls upon his father, aged, caustic, nihilistic, and emotionally distant, perhaps...

Cast: Barbara Wilshere ...
Download Dean Spanley
Buy Dean Spanley

Lord Jim (1965)

James Burke, after distinguishing himself as a midshipman in the British merchant marine, rapidly rises to the rank of...

Cast: Peter O'Toole ...
Download Lord Jim
Buy Lord Jim

Becket awards:
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)

close

title

content text

Confirm action

Sorry, but we couldn't charge your credit card to prolong your MEGABERRY subscription. Please, check your credit card balance and try again or use another one for payment.

Dear customer