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Murder in the Cathedral (1951)

Approved | | Drama | 25 March 1952 (USA)
The tape version, if one exists, may be 114 minutes but the film, on original release, ran the same 140 minutes in the USA as it did in England. It is an experimental transposition of the ... See full summary »

Director:

George Hoellering

Writers:

T.S. Eliot (play), T.S. Eliot (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Groser John Groser ... Thomas a Becket (as Father John Groser)
Donald Bisset Donald Bisset ... Priest
Clement McCallin Clement McCallin ... Priest
Michael Groser Michael Groser ... Priest
David Ward David Ward ... 1st Tempter
George Woodbridge ... 2nd Tempter
Basil Burton Basil Burton ... 3rd Tempter
T.S. Eliot ... 4th Tempter (voice)
Mark Dignam ... First Knight
Michael Aldridge ... Second Knight
Leo McKern ... Third Knight
Paul Rogers ... Fourth Knight
Niall MacGinnis ... Herald
William Patrick William Patrick ... Archbishop's Knight
Paul Hansard Paul Hansard ... Peasant
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The tape version, if one exists, may be 114 minutes but the film, on original release, ran the same 140 minutes in the USA as it did in England. It is an experimental transposition of the Eliot play to the screen and, as such, and Eliot a poet, the film deals more with sound and meaning than it does film movement, i.e., static shots with voice overs. It is the story of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, and his struggles against temptation and personal vanity prior to his murder in the great Cathedral. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassinio nella cattedrale See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film Traders Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remade as Murder in the Cathedral (1962) See more »

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