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.
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
Spoken Language(s): Cymraeg, English, Latin
Release Date: March 11, 1964
IMDB Link: tt0057877
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America
Production Companies: Paramount, Paramount Film Service, Keep Films
- Richard Burton - Becket / Thomas Becket
- Peter O'Toole - his King / King Henry II
- John Gielgud - King Louis of France / King Louis VII of France
- Gino Cervi - the Cardinal / Cardinal Zambelli
- Paolo Stoppa - the Pope / Pope Alexander III
- Donald Wolfit - Bishop Folliot
- David Weston - Brother John
- Martita Hunt - Empress Matilda
- Pamela Brown - Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine
- Percy Herbert - Baron
- Czech - cs
- Danish - da
- German - de
- Becket, o Favorito do Rei - BR
- Becket - Ein Leben gegen die Krone - DE
- Becket - Macht dem König - DE
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