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Man For All Seasons


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Tookey's Rating
10 /10
 
Average Rating
8.88 /10
 
Starring
Paul Scofield , Wendy Hiller , Robert Shaw
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Directed by: Fred Zinneman
Written by: Robert Bolt from his own play

 
 
 
Released: 1966
   
Genre: DRAMA
COSTUME
BIOPIC
   
Origin: GB
   
Length: 120
 
 


 

The Lord Chancellor of England, Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) is torn between his loyalty to Roman Catholicism and his loyalty to King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A good stage play becomes a wonderful film, thanks to excellent casting, stunning performances even in minor roles, unfussy direction and lovely photography (for which Ted Moore won an Oscar). One of the classic history films, and - contrary to some critics' beliefs - it does illuminate the issues of its time.

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