- Original title
- Running time
- 148 min.
- United Kingdom
Edward Anhalt (Play: Jean Anouilh)
Drama | Historical. Middle Ages. Religion. 12th Century
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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?"
: Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay. 12 Nominations
: Golden Globes: Best Movie and Actor (Peter O'Toole) - Drama. 5 nominations
: BAFTA Awards: 3 Awards including Best Cinematography. 7 Nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Drama Screenplay
: National Board of Review: Best Film
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Screenplay
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