"A Man for All Seasons" quotes

A Man for All Seasons poster
The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writer: Robert Bolt
Production: N/A
Year: 1966
MetaScore: 72/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 16 Dec 1966
Awards: Won 6 Oscars. 33 wins & 9 nominations total

75 Clips

Take your muddy paws off me - A Man for All Seasons 00:15
Take your muddy paws off me
I am a dead man - A Man for All Seasons 00:14
I am a dead man
God more regards the thoughts of the heart than the words of the mouth - A Man for All Seasons 00:51
God more regards the thoughts of the heart than the words of...
As for understanding - A Man for All Seasons 01:05
As for understanding
What will you do now - A Man for All Seasons 00:09
What will you do now
Sir Thomas More - A Man for All Seasons 01:27
Sir Thomas More
Master Secretary - A Man for All Seasons 01:25
Master Secretary
It was from first to last the King's own project - A Man for All Seasons 00:31
It was from first to last the King's own project
If I'm to lose my rank and fall to housekeeping - A Man for All Seasons 00:48
If I'm to lose my rank and fall to housekeeping
What'll you do now - A Man for All Seasons 00:48
What'll you do now
Shall I teach you to read - A Man for All Seasons 00:16
Shall I teach you to read
You're very free with my daughter's hand - A Man for All Seasons 00:19
You're very free with my daughter's hand
I wish we could have good luck all the time - A Man for All Seasons 00:28
I wish we could have good luck all the time
Send them back without me - A Man for All Seasons 00:24
Send them back without me
Stay friends with him - A Man for All Seasons 00:39
Stay friends with him
Will Roper's been - A Man for All Seasons 00:41
Will Roper's been
Come down to earth - A Man for All Seasons 00:24
Come down to earth
The King wants a son - A Man for All Seasons 00:37
The King wants a son
I'll give your daughter the same judgement I would give my own - A Man for All Seasons 00:22
I'll give your daughter the same judgement I would give my...
You opposed me in the Council this morning - A Man for All Seasons 00:32
You opposed me in the Council this morning
The King's business - A Man for All Seasons 00:30
The King's business
You must understand my position - A Man for All Seasons 00:24
You must understand my position
I have no window to look into another man's conscience - A Man for All Seasons 00:25
I have no window to look into another man's conscience
I will not give in - A Man for All Seasons 00:29
I will not give in
I will not take the oath - A Man for All Seasons 00:48
I will not take the oath
How'd you like our music - A Man for All Seasons 01:04
How'd you like our music
The splash would swamp a few small boats like ours - A Man for All Seasons 00:13
The splash would swamp a few small boats like ours
You must consider - A Man for All Seasons 00:52
You must consider
The Church is heretical - A Man for All Seasons 00:38
The Church is heretical
What are you going to do about it - A Man for All Seasons 00:18
What are you going to do about it
When a man rises so high and so swiftly - A Man for All Seasons 00:34
When a man rises so high and so swiftly
Chancellor of England - A Man for All Seasons 00:21
Chancellor of England
When the Cardinal calls - A Man for All Seasons 00:36
When the Cardinal calls
Are you coming my way - A Man for All Seasons 00:13
Are you coming my way
Will wants to marry me - A Man for All Seasons 00:14
Will wants to marry me
I have no queen - A Man for All Seasons 00:50
I have no queen
I know a man who wants to change his woman - A Man for All Seasons 00:20
I know a man who wants to change his woman
You should have been a cleric - A Man for All Seasons 00:10
You should have been a cleric
But in Utopia that couldn't be - A Man for All Seasons 00:51
But in Utopia that couldn't be
You'd like that - A Man for All Seasons 00:28
You'd like that
Even for kings he comes - A Man for All Seasons 00:19
Even for kings he comes
The King wants Sir Thomas to bless his marriage - A Man for All Seasons 00:34
The King wants Sir Thomas to bless his marriage
You crossed him - A Man for All Seasons 00:30
You crossed him
Have I your word that what we say here is between us two - A Man for All Seasons 00:59
Have I your word that what we say here is between us two
Since the Court has determined to condemn me - A Man for All Seasons 03:26
Since the Court has determined to condemn me
The nobility of England - A Man for All Seasons 00:42
The nobility of England
This isn't Spain - A Man for All Seasons 00:16
This isn't Spain
Why do you insult me with this lawyer's chatter - A Man for All Seasons 00:17
Why do you insult me with this lawyer's chatter
Thing out there - A Man for All Seasons 00:45
Thing out there
I am commanded by the King to be brief - A Man for All Seasons 01:35
I am commanded by the King to be brief
I have evidence that Sir Thomas - A Man for All Seasons 01:00
I have evidence that Sir Thomas
I chose the right man for chancellor - A Man for All Seasons 00:47
I chose the right man for chancellor
Your life lies in your own hands - A Man for All Seasons 00:27
Your life lies in your own hands
I would be faithful - A Man for All Seasons 00:13
I would be faithful
Does a man need a Pope to tell him where he's sinned - A Man for All Seasons 03:00
Does a man need a Pope to tell him where he's sinned
You're a constant regret to me - A Man for All Seasons 00:24
You're a constant regret to me
You stand on your silence - A Man for All Seasons 05:08
You stand on your silence
God made the angels to show Him splendor - A Man for All Seasons 01:00
God made the angels to show Him splendor
Two years ago you were a passionate churchman - A Man for All Seasons 00:41
Two years ago you were a passionate churchman
But that  I  believe it - A Man for All Seasons 00:36
But that I believe it
There's no law against that - A Man for All Seasons 00:21
There's no law against that
If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable - A Man for All Seasons 01:18
If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable
You threaten like a dockside bully - A Man for All Seasons 00:38
You threaten like a dockside bully
When a man takes an oath - A Man for All Seasons 00:40
When a man takes an oath
They lead their country by a short route to chaos - A Man for All Seasons 00:42
They lead their country by a short route to chaos
I say none harm - A Man for All Seasons 00:30
I say none harm
That's a little bribe - A Man for All Seasons 00:46
That's a little bribe
Oh confound all this - A Man for All Seasons 01:10
Oh confound all this
It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world - A Man for All Seasons 00:22
It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole...
Now you give the Devil the benefit of law - A Man for All Seasons 01:55
Now you give the Devil the benefit of law
I trust I make myself obscure - A Man for All Seasons 00:13
I trust I make myself obscure
Death comes for us all - A Man for All Seasons 00:12
Death comes for us all
Why not be a teacher - A Man for All Seasons 00:27
Why not be a teacher
That couldn't be - A Man for All Seasons 00:36
That couldn't be
Now you're a passionate Lutheran - A Man for All Seasons 00:41
Now you're a passionate Lutheran

Cast

Thomas More - Paul Scofield
Alice - Wendy Hiller
Cromwell - Leo McKern
Henry VIII - Robert Shaw
Cardinal Wolsey - Orson Welles
Margaret - Susannah York
Duke of Norfolk - Nigel Davenport
Rich - John Hurt
Matthew - Colin Blakely
Archbishop Cranmer - Cyril Luckham
Chief Justice - Jack Gwillim
Averil Machin - Yootha Joyce
King's Representative - Anthony Nicholls
Matthew's Wife - Eira Heath
Courtier - Paul Hardwick
Norfolk's Aide - Michael Latimer
Captain of Guard - Philip Brack
Governor of Tower - Martin Boddey
Executioner - Eric Mason
Messenger - Matt Zimmerman
Anne Boleyn - Vanessa Redgrave
Man in Court - Chris Adcock
1st Man - Trevor Baxter
Young Woman - Sylvia Bidmead
Old Man in Scene 33 - Jack Bligh
Young Woman - Bridget Brice
2nd Girl - Jan Carey
Kings Messenger - David Collings
Old Woman - Gladys Dawson
Jury Foreman - Howard Douglas
1st Scholar - Edwin Finn
High Priest - Arthur Goodman
4th Girl - Laura Graham
Academic - Raymond Graham
Courtier - Harvey Hall
2nd Handmaiden / 3rd Girl - Gay Hamilton
1st Girl / 1st Handmaiden - Fiona Hartford
2nd High Court Judge - Walter Horsbrugh
4th Courier - Ross Hutchinson
2nd Scholar - Donald Layne-Smith
1st Monk - Graham Leaman
Petitioner - Leonard Llewellyn
2nd Monk - Patrick Marley
2nd Maid - Julie Martin
Servant - Robert Mill
Gentleman Usher - Robert Morris
6th Courier - Arnold Peters
1st Woman - Christine Pollon
Innkeeper - Arnold Ridley
Man in Court - Johnny Rossi
Juror - Jack Sharp
3rd Man - Iain Sinclair
Master At Arms - Nick Tate
2nd servant / 2nd Young Man - Michael Wade
3rd Handmaiden - Gina Warwick
Man in Court - Fred Wood