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A man for all seasons

Author: Fred ZinnemannWendy HillerLeo McKernRobert ShawOrson WellesAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he stand up for his principles, risking the wrath of a corrupt King fond of executing people for treason? Or should he bow to the seemingly unstoppable corruption of Henry VIII, who has no qualms about bending the law to suit his own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Thomas More, Saint; Henry, King of England; Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex; Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex; Henry, King of England; Thomas More, Saint
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Zinnemann; Wendy Hiller; Leo McKern; Robert Shaw; Orson Welles; Susannah York; Paul Scofield; Nigel Davenport; John Hurt; Corin Redgrave; Georges Delerue; Robert Bolt; Columbia Pictures.; RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 13538840
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the play by Robert Bolt.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Credits: Cinematography, Tom Moore ; editor, Ralph Kemplan ; music by Georges Delerue.
Cast: Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Paul Scofield, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave.
Awards: Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Screenplay, Robert Bolt; Best Director, Fred Zinneman; Best Cinematography, Ted Moore; Best Actor, Paul Scofield.
Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, hi-fi.
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures ; screenplay by Robert Bolt ; produced and directed by Fred Zinnemann.

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Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he stand up for his principles, risking the wrath of a corrupt King fond of executing people for treason? Or should he bow to the seemingly unstoppable corruption of Henry VIII, who has no qualms about bending the law to suit his own needs?

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