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A Man For All Seasons

A Man For All Seasons
  • 1966
  • UK
  • 120 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
  • Written by: Robert Bolt
  • Cast: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Orson Welles, Robert Shaw, Susannah York

Perfect film of Robert Bolt's play about Thomas More's conflict with Henry VIII. The King, requiring a divorce, asks for More's support in breaking with Rome and forming the Church of England. Superb performances and vivid atmosphere make this a worthy Oscar-winner for Zinnemann, Bolt and Scofield, though Shaw's Henry and Welles' Cardinal Wolsey are equally memorable.

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