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Director:
Writers:
Robert Bolt (from the play by)
Robert Bolt (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1967 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
...a motion picture for all times!
Plot:
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 remarriage. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won 6 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Definitely worth watching every single season See more (153 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Scofield ... Thomas More

Wendy Hiller ... Alice

Leo McKern ... Cromwell

Robert Shaw ... Henry VIII

Orson Welles ... Cardinal Wolsey

Susannah York ... Margaret

Nigel Davenport ... Duke of Norfolk

John Hurt ... Rich

Corin Redgrave ... Roper
Colin Blakely ... Matthew
Cyril Luckham ... Archbishop Cranmer

Jack Gwillim ... Chief Justice
Thomas Heathcote ... Boatman
Yootha Joyce ... Averil Machin
Anthony Nicholls ... King's Representative
John Nettleton ... Jailer
Eira Heath ... Matthew's Wife
Molly Urquhart ... Maid
Paul Hardwick ... Courtier
Michael Latimer ... Norfolk's Aide
Philip Brack ... Captain of Guard
Martin Boddey ... Governor of Tower
Eric Mason ... Executioner
Matt Zimmerman ... Messenger

Vanessa Redgrave ... Anne Boleyn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Adamson ... (uncredited)
Trevor Baxter ... 1st Man (uncredited)
Sylvia Bidmead ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Jack Bligh ... Old Man in Scene 33 (uncredited)
Bridget Brice ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Jan Carey ... 2nd Girl (uncredited)
Gladys Dawson ... Old Woman (uncredited)
Edwin Finn ... 1st Scholar (uncredited)
Laura Graham ... 4th Girl (uncredited)
Raymond Graham ... Academic (uncredited)
Gay Hamilton ... 2nd Handmaiden / 3rd Girl (uncredited)
Fiona Hartford ... 1st Girl / 1st Handmaiden (uncredited)
Drewe Henley ... (uncredited)
Walter Horsbrugh ... 2nd High Court Judge (uncredited)
Ross Hutchinson ... 4th Courier (uncredited)
Donald Layne-Smith ... 2nd Scholar (uncredited)
Graham Leaman ... 1st Monk (uncredited)
Patrick Marley ... 2nd Monk (uncredited)
Julie Martin ... 2nd Maid (uncredited)
Robert Mill ... Servant (uncredited)
Robert Morris ... Gentleman Usher (uncredited)
Arnold Peters ... 6th Courier (uncredited)
Christine Pollon ... 1st Woman (uncredited)

Arnold Ridley ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Iain Sinclair ... 3rd Man (uncredited)

Nick Tate ... Master At Arms (uncredited)
Michael Wade ... 2nd servant / 2nd Young Man (uncredited)
Gina Warwick ... 3rd Handmaiden (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Zinnemann 
 
Writing credits
Robert Bolt (from the play by)

Robert Bolt (screenplay)

Produced by
William N. Graf .... executive producer
Fred Zinnemann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Kemplen 
 
Casting by
Robert Lennard (casting)
 
Production Design by
John Box 
 
Art Direction by
Terence Marsh 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup
Helene Bevan .... hairdresser (as Helen Bevan)
Gordon Bond .... hairdresser
George Frost .... makeup
 
Production Management
William Kirby .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bolton .... assistant director
Patrick Carey .... second unit director
Al Burgess .... assistant director (uncredited)
Bill Graf .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Peter Dukelow .... construction manager
Josie MacAvin .... set dresser
Roy Walker .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound
Marcel Durham .... assistant editor
Bob Jones .... sound
Harry Miller .... dubbing editor
 
Stunts
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Kindred .... camera operator (as Robert Kindred)
Maurice Gillett .... supervising electrician (uncredited)
Mike Roberts .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Bridge .... colour costume design
Jackie Cummins .... wardrobe
Elizabeth Haffenden .... colour costume design
 
Music Department
Georges Delerue .... music conducted by
 
Other crew
Patrick McLoughlin .... technical adviser
Constance Willis .... continuity
Catherine O'Brien .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
120 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:U | UK:U (video rating) (1986) (1998) (2000) | USA:G | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (original rating) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Richard Harris was considered for the part of the king.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When King Henry visits Thomas More's house and steps off the boat, he steps into mud and makes light of it. When his retinue follow, it is seen their feet and leggings are already muddy from a previous take.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[first spoken lines are over 6 minutes into the film]
Man:...there's the country every second bastard born is fathered by a priest.
Matthew:[clears throat to get More's attention]
Man:Why, in Utopia, that couldn't be.
Man:But why?
Man:Well, there the priests are very holy.
Man:Therefore, very few.
Sir Thomas More:Is it anything interesting, Matthew?
Matthew:Bless you, sir, I don't know.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts (2009) (TV)See more »

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43 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Definitely worth watching every single season, 30 July 2003
Author: bsinc from Ljubljana, Slovenia

If on occasions I babbled about some actor's performance being the best I've ever seen it was just because I hadn't seen "A Man For All Seasons". Well, up until today. And I definitely won't be that quickly amazed and impressed by a performance again. May I just say that Paul Scofield embodies great acting to it's very core. Comprehending his masterful and skillful acting is evident even to the greatest fool or layman and I (not being a big expert myself) could not believe how a man can attain such knowledge of perfection. His every word is spoken with the greatest skill, intonation and accent as well as his facial expressions and movements. His performance is so strong it's scary when I think about it. As if he knew(and he most definitely did!) EXACTLY how to perform his acting task. This movie is an explosion of outstanding acting and actors, showing their skills to the fullest and to the amazed viewers. It may well be the greatest movie ever made, but the reason for this lies also in the jaw dropping and mind opening script that deserves more credit than it could have ever gotten. If you thought "On The Waterfront", "Bridge On The River Kwai", "Glennary Glen Ross" or even "The Usual Suspects" or "Pulp Fiction" had some great dialogs then this inspiring and simply amazing script will definitely change your mind. There are so many memorable lines, monologues and great battling dialogs I can't even give an approximate number. Every moment is meaningful and the movie is full of smart and important thoughts. I won't go into the story, because as a previous commenter said, there are just too many points of view and meanings to it, but I will say this; Sir Thomas More was too moral and too strong to give in to the Church, and because of his reasons he was respected. But because he was, for some, this stubborn, he paid the price which in the real world when you play with the big boys, is a given. A movie every future actor, actress, director and screen writer should and must see and a movie that makes most of the later Oscar winners for best picture look like a joke. And a final though, Leonard Maltin was absolutely right; if Paul Scofield acted only in this movie he'd still be remembered as a marvel worth every praise and respect. 9/10

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