A Man for All Seasons

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An agonisingly respectable, sincere film of Robert Bolt's literate play, with Scofield as Sir Thomas More, endorsing the divine right of the Pope over and above his King. McKern is Thomas Cromwell; Shaw, Henry VIII; Hiller, Mrs More. They're all fine, but Orson Welles alone relieves the boredom in a marvellous cameo as Cardinal Wolsey. If only they'd let him loose with the whole sorry history...

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Duration: 120 mins

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Director: Fred Zinnemann
Screenwriter: Robert Bolt
Cast: Paul Scofield
Robert Shaw
Wendy Hiller
Leo McKern
Orson Welles
Susannah York
Nigel Davenport
John Hurt
Corin Redgrave
Colin Blakely
Cyril Luckham
Vanessa Redgrave
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