"Becket" quotes

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King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the King's.

Director: Peter Glenville
Writer: Jean Anouilh, Lucienne Hill, Edward Anhalt
Production: N/A
Year: 1964
MetaScore: 68/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: $149,327
Released: 11 Mar 1964
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 14 wins & 23 nominations total

47 Clips

If you start outmaneuvering yourself to no purpose - Becket 00:15
If you start outmaneuvering yourself to no purpose
They've already done that - Becket 01:03
They've already done that
Those violent days are over - Becket 00:29
Those violent days are over
Crowned heads are free to play a little game of courtesy - Becket 00:27
Crowned heads are free to play a little game of courtesy
You betrayed your Saxon race - Becket 00:39
You betrayed your Saxon race
Don't be nervous - Becket 00:30
Don't be nervous
England is a ship - Becket 00:20
England is a ship
One does not carry arms into God's house - Becket 00:13
One does not carry arms into God's house
What do you want - Becket 00:22
What do you want
That man Becket smacks of too much sincerity - Becket 01:07
That man Becket smacks of too much sincerity
We are both aware of the delicacy of my position - Becket 00:27
We are both aware of the delicacy of my position
Adorned for Your festivities - Becket 00:18
Adorned for Your festivities
You still love him - Becket 00:46
You still love him
The honour of God - Becket 00:33
The honour of God
Are you satisfied now - Becket 00:10
Are you satisfied now
Are you satisfied - Becket 00:07
Are you satisfied
My horse bit me - Becket 00:57
My horse bit me
You have an obsession about him that is unhealthy and unnatural - Becket 00:27
You have an obsession about him that is unhealthy and...
He's read books - Becket 00:30
He's read books
There are armed men at the doors - Becket 00:21
There are armed men at the doors
We must manage the church - Becket 00:29
We must manage the church
I don't mind if I am just a grain of sand in a machine - Becket 01:13
I don't mind if I am just a grain of sand in a machine
In the presence of Lord Gilbert - Becket 02:45
In the presence of Lord Gilbert
I am also the Archbishop - Becket 00:31
I am also the Archbishop
You're Chancellor of England - Becket 00:10
You're Chancellor of England
So what in most people is morality - Becket 00:33
So what in most people is morality
If I were a man - Becket 00:28
If I were a man
Honor is a private matter within - Becket 00:35
Honor is a private matter within
I had a little too much last night - Becket 00:26
I had a little too much last night
The supreme folly - Becket 00:09
The supreme folly
I can do nothing - Becket 00:19
I can do nothing
We have soldiers disguised in the crowd to encourage enthusiasm - Becket 00:35
We have soldiers disguised in the crowd to encourage...
Here's my royal foot up your royal buttocks - Becket 00:07
Here's my royal foot up your royal buttocks
Nobility lies in the man - Becket 00:18
Nobility lies in the man
Becket is the only intelligent man in my kingdom - Becket 00:24
Becket is the only intelligent man in my kingdom
But one must never drive one's enemy to despair - Becket 00:36
But one must never drive one's enemy to despair
Odd the number of dumb people I meet when I set foot out of my palace - Becket 00:29
Odd the number of dumb people I meet when I set foot out of...
How heavy thy honor is to bear - Becket 00:06
How heavy thy honor is to bear
You are a traitor - Becket 00:10
You are a traitor
I'm suddenly very intelligent - Becket 00:29
I'm suddenly very intelligent
I would have gone to war with all England's might behind me - Becket 00:41
I would have gone to war with all England's might behind me
That's the Great Seal of England - Becket 00:38
That's the Great Seal of England
Have you any idea how much trouble I took to make you noble - Becket 00:35
Have you any idea how much trouble I took to make you noble
Which one are you - Becket 00:18
Which one are you
But you have never been a wife to me - Becket 00:28
But you have never been a wife to me
Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest - Becket 00:20
Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest
Tonight you can do me the honor of christening my forks - Becket 01:00
Tonight you can do me the honor of christening my forks

Cast

His King - Peter O'Toole
King Louis of France - John Gielgud
the Cardinal - Gino Cervi
the Pope - Paolo Stoppa
Bishop Folliot - Donald Wolfit
Brother John - David Weston
Empress Matilda - Martita Hunt
Queen Eleanor [of Aquitaine] - Pamela Brown
Gwendolen - Siân Phillips
Robert de Beaumont - Inigo Jackson
Archbishop of Canterbury - Felix Aylmer
Bishop of Winchester - John Phillips
Bishop of York - Frank Pettingell
French prostitute - Véronique Vendell
Peasant's Daughter - Jennifer Hilary
Bishop of Chichester - Hamilton Dyce
Baron - Peter Prowse
Sergeant - Chris Adcock
Courtier - Michael Anthony
Brother Philip - Geoffrey Bayldon
Young French boy - Roy Beck
Soldier - Dave Clark
Servant - Ian Cullen
Monk - Ivor Dean
Minor Role - Guy Deghy
Priest - John Doye
Farmer - Paul Farrell
Farmer's Wife - Rose Howlett
Girl on Balcony - Magda Konopka
English Peasant - Gerald Lawson
Old Soldier - Wilfrid Lawson
French Courtier - Tutte Lemkow
Farmer's Daughter - Linda Marlowe
William of Corbeil - Patrick Newell
Prince Henry - Riggs O'Hara
Man in Crowd - Dido Plumb
Cardinal - Steve Plytas
Alexander III - Robert Rietty
Priest - Alex Scott
Minor Role - Terence Soall
French Tailor - Victor Spinetti
Pope's Secretary - Graham Stark
Church Guard - Fred Stroud
Village Extra with Blonde Wig - Elizabeth Taylor
Royal Servant - Royston Tickner
Congregation Member (at Bishops Service) - Fred Wood
Clement - Edward Woodward
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