About

A depiction of the conflict between King Henry VIII of England and his Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, who refuses to swear the Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry Supreme Head of the Church in England.

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Directed by

Fred Zinnemann

Written by

Robert Bolt (Screenplay)

Runtime

120 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

...a motion picture for all times!

Cast

Keywords

england based on play or musical death penalty beheading pope british monarchy henry viii tudors protestant church oath thomas cromwell

Lists

#106 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#43 on Top 100 British films BFI

#948 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Color

Oscar for Best Director

Oscar for Best Picture

Oscar for Best Costume Design, Color Elizabeth Haffenden Joan Bridge