Becket is one of the great historical epics, and features one of cinema's most legendary pairings - Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole
Pamela Brown; Richard Burton; John Gielgud; Martita Hunt; Peter O'Toole
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.
However Becket takes his new duties seriously and his devotion to God soon brings him into direct conflict with the State and his lifelong friend. Now a thorn in his side, the King exclaims "Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?"
Features & Extras
- Peter O'Toole commentary
- A Tapestry of Music: Laurence Rosenthal on his score for "Becket"
- Interview with editor Anne V. Coates
- Lobby card gallery
- Original Trailer