Becket (1964)

Dublin Core

Title

Becket (1964)

Subject

Angevin Empire
Politics and Warfare

Description

Becket tells the story of the close friendship between King Henry II of England and Thomas Becket who, after being appointed the Archbishop of Canterbury, chooses the "honor" of God over his allegiance to King Henry.

Creator

Logan Clair

Date

March 11, 1964

Rights

Paramount Pictures

Relation

See Film Project for longer review

Language

English

Type

Biopic
Drama
Historical Film
Historical Epic

Identifier

Based on the play by Jean Anouilh, Becket ou l'honneur de Dieu (1959)

Coverage

England
France
Rome
Canterbury
High Middle Ages (c. 1000-1300)
12th century
c. 1164 -1170

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Feature Film

Duration

148 minutes

Producer

Hal B. Wallis

Director

Peter Glenville

Files

becket_1964_original_film_art_spo_2000x.jpg

Collection

Citation

Logan Clair, “Becket (1964),” Medieval Hollywood, accessed May 19, 2019, http://medievalhollywood.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/163.