In 16th-century England, the corrupt King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) betrays the Roman Catholic Church to divorce his wife and marry his latest conquest Anne Boleyn (Vanessa Redgrave). Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) is then forced to choose between his principles and duty to his heretical king, who has begun executing the treasonous with increasing frequency. The historically profound battle of ideals also involves Cardinal Wolsey (Orson Welles), Thomas Cromwell (Leo McKern), and More's valiant wife (Wendy Hiller).
A dazzling international cast brings to life one of the most thrilling dramas of intrigue and courage ever filmed. Robert Shaw plays King Henry VIII who wants to divorce his wife in order to marry Anne Boleyn. Only Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) has the courage and conviction to oppose the King's will, but his valiant refusal to abandon his principles leads to his death. (CC)
Language: English, French
Subtitles: French, Portuguese
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This is my most favorite movie of all time!! Excellently protrayed thoughtfully made. St. Thomas's strength and wisdom should inspire us all. If you buy only 1 movie make it this one!!!! 10 stars if I could.