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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 Maurice Denham ... Johann Von Staupitz
Peter Cellier Peter Cellier ... Prior
Thomas Heathcote 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

John Osborne's Luther See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Guinness, who appears ín the casting credits, is the son of Alec Guinness. See more »

Quotes

Martin Luther: God is the butcher. Why don't you address your abuse to Him?
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Connections

Remake of Luther (1964) See more »

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When actor (Glover) improves a play and film...
31 March 2015 | by Jugu AbrahamSee all my reviews

Interesting film and play. Playwright Osborne did not intend to add the character of the knight (serving as part chorus, part psychological alter-ego) but the idea apparently came from Julian Glover the actor who plays the part. Apparently Glover added the part in the stage version as well. And that character is fascinating. According to IMDb, Tom Baker made an uncredited appearance as Pope Leo. But that bit is never shown in the version I viewed. Director Guy Green extracts good performances from all the characters, especially Stacy Keach. And cinematographer Freddie Young adds his touch with interesting camera angles in crucial scenes.


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