A Man for All Seasons (1966)
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
"A Man for All Seasons" is a 1966 British biographical drama film in Technicolor based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name and adapted for the big screen by Bolt himself. The film and play both depict the final years of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Lord Chancellor of England who refused to sign a letter asking Pope Clement VII to annul King Henry VIII of England's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and refused to take an Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry VIII Supreme Head of the Church of England. Paul Scofield, who had played More in the West End stage premiere, also took the role in the film, starring alongside Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles and Susannah York. Also appearing are Nigel Davenport, Leo McKern, Corin Redgrave and, in one of his earliest screen roles, John Hurt.
Genre': Biography, Drama, History
Release date: December 12, 1966 (US), March 1967 (UK)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Screenplay by: Robert Bolt
Based on: The play, "A Man for All Seasons" by Robert Bolt
Music: Georges Delerue
Cinematography: Ted Moore
Edited by: Ralph Kemplen
Cast: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Orson Welles, Robert Shaw, Susannah York
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
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