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Luther (1974)

PG | | Biography, Drama | 13 May 1976 (UK)
A man's views cause a rift between peasants and the church.

Director:

Guy Green

Writers:

Edward Anhalt (screenplay), John Osborne (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stacy Keach ... Martin Luther
Patrick Magee ... Hans
Hugh Griffith ... John Tetzel
Robert Stephens ... Johan Von Eck
Alan Badel ... Thomas De Vio
Julian Glover ... The Knight
Judi Dench ... Katherine
Leonard Rossiter ... Brother Weinand
Maurice Denham ... Johann Von Staupitz
Peter Cellier ... Prior
Thomas Heathcote ... Lucas
Malcolm Stoddard ... King Charles
Bruce Carstairs Bruce Carstairs ... Duke of Saxony
Matthew Guinness Matthew Guinness ... Reading Monk
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A man's views cause a rift between peasants and the church.

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In 1525 the world was rocked by a powerful explosion. His name was Luther.

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Biography | Drama

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Trivia

The Broadway production of "Luther" written by playwright John Osborne opened at the St. James Theater in New York on September 25, 1963, ran for two hundred eleven performances and won the 1964 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »

Quotes

Martin Luther: I'm sure you must remember Abraham. Abraham was... he was an old man... a... very old man indeed, in fact, he was a hundred years old, when what was surely, what must have been a miracle happened, to a man of his years. A son was born to him. A son. Isaac he called him. And he loved Isaac. Well, he loved him with such intensity, one can only diminish it by description.
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Connections

Remake of Luther (1964) See more »

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Sincere accurate portrayal of the birth of Protestant Christianity
20 July 2000 | by smorganoSee all my reviews

This movie is an excellent character study of the Augustinian monk, Martin Luther, and his pivotal role in the political, social, economic and religious revolt against the medieval Roman Catholic Church. This revolt, which historians later called the "Reformation", and the events that precipitated it are portrayed in an amazingly accurate fashion. To those more accustomed to contemporary "historical" movies that incorporate a fair amount of fiction in their plots, this movie may seem slow moving; fact is rarely as exciting as fiction. Nevertheless for those interested in a well-directed piece of authentic Church history with outstanding character development and exceptional acting, this is the movie to see.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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