A man for all seasons

Chancellor of England, Sir Thomas More, is placed in a difficult position when Henry VIII breaks with the Catholic Church over its refusal to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon so he can marry Anne Boleyn. Henry demands More's endorsement of this act. Torn between his conscience and duty...

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Corporate Authors: Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Other Authors: Zinnemann, Fred, 1907-1997. (Director, Producer)
Bolt, Robert.
(Screenwriter)

Scofield, Paul, 1922-
(Actor)

Hiller, Wendy.
(Actor)

McKern, Leo, 1920-2002.
(Actor)

Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.
(Actor)

Shaw, Robert, 1927-1978.
(Actor)

York, Susannah.
(Actor)

Davenport, Nigel.
(Actor)

Hurt, John, 1940-
(Actor)

Redgrave, Corin.
(Actor)
Format: Movie DVD
Language:English
French
Published:Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition:Special ed.
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Summary:Chancellor of England, Sir Thomas More, is placed in a difficult position when Henry VIII breaks with the Catholic Church over its refusal to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon so he can marry Anne Boleyn. Henry demands More's endorsement of this act. Torn between his conscience and duty to the crown, Sir Thomas chooses to say nothing.
Language Notes:English (Dolby 5.1 or mono.) or French dialogue with optional English, French or Portuguese subtitles; feature open-captioned in English; closed-captioned.
General Notes:#504
#489
From the play by Robert Bolt.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1966.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.66:1) presentation.
Special feature: "The life of Saint Thomas More" featurette.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits:Photographed byTed Moore ; editor, Ralph Kemplen ; music composed and conducted by George Delerue.
Performer:Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Paul Scofield, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave.
System Details:DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital; remastered in high definition.
Awards:Academy Awards, 1967: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Scofield); Best Cinematography, Color; Best Costume Design, Color; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Production Credits:Photographed byTed Moore ; editor, Ralph Kemplen ; music composed and conducted by George Delerue.
ISBN:1424847478
9781424847471
Author Notes:

Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on May 6, 1915. He was as an actor, writer, director, and producer on radio, film, and television. He began his career on stage, directing and acting in plays under the Federal Theatre Project and then with his company Mercury Theatre. From 1938 to 1940, he wrote, directed, and acted in the Mercury Theatre of the Air, and as part of its programming, he broadcast H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds.

He co-wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the movie Citizen Kane. He was also the director of the movies The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil, and Chimes at Midnight. In addition to playing major roles in some of these films, he also starred in The Third Man and appeared in Someone to Love. He received a Special Oscar in April 1971 for "superlative artistry and versatility" and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 1975. He died on October 10, 1985 at the age of 70.

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