A man for all seasons

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Adapted by Robert Bolt and Constance Willis from Bolt's hit stage play, A Man for All Seasons stars Paul Scofield, triumphantly repeating his stage role as Sir Thomas More. The crux of the film is the staunchly Catholic More's refusal to acknowledge King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw)'s break from the church to divorce his first wife and marry Anne Boleyn (an unbilled Vanessa Redgrave). Sir Thomas willingly goes to the chopping block rather than sacrifice his ideals. Director Fred Zinnemann retains the play's verbosity without sacrificing the film's strong sense of visuals. The impeccably chosen cast includes Wendy Hiller as Sir Thomas' likably contentious wife Alice, John Hurt as the deceitful Richard Rich (More's put-downs of this despicable character provide some of the film's biggest laughs), Orson Welles as a dour Cardinal Woolsey, Leo McKern as the ambitious Thomas Cromwell, and Susannah York as More's daughter Margaret. The "Common Man," an important bridging-the-scenes character in the original play, is removed from the film version, which does just fine without him. A Man for All Seasons won six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, as well as seven British Film Academy awards. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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auth_author2Blakely, Colin.
Bolt, Robert.
Bridge, Joan, 1912-2009.
Davenport, Nigel.
Delerue, Georges, 1925-1992.
Haffenden, Elizabeth, 1906-1976.
Hiller, Wendy, 1912-2003.
Hiller, Wendy.
Hurt, John, 1940-
Kemplan, Ralph, 1912-
Kemplen, Ralph, 1912-2004.
Luckham, Cyril, 1907-1989.
McKern, Leo, 1920-2002.
Moore, Ted, 1914-1987.
Redgrave, Corin.
Scofield, Paul, 1922-2008.
Scofield, Paul.
Shaw, Robert, 1927-1978.
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.
York, Susannah.
Zinnemann, Fred, 1907-1997.
author2-roleBlakely, Colin.
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Bolt, Robert.Man for all seasons.
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Columbia Pictures Corporation.
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Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Davenport, Nigel.
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Haffenden, Elizabeth,1906-1976.
Highland Films.
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Scofield, Paul.
Shaw, Robert,1927-1978.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Welles, Orson,1915-1985.
York, Susannah.
Zinnemann, Fred,1907-1997.
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subject_facetAcademy Awards (Motion pictures)
Biographical films
Christian saints
Christian saints -- Drama
Church and state -- Catholic Church
Church and state -- England -- Catholic Church -- Drama
Cromwell, Thomas, -- Earl of Essex, -- 1485?-1540 -- Drama
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DVDs
Divorce -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Divorce -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church -- Drama
Drama
England
England -- Drama
England -- Social life and customs -- 16th century -- Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Golden Globe Awards
Great Britain
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Drama
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Drama
Henry -- VIII, -- King of England, -- 1491-1547 -- Drama
Historical -- Feature
Historical films
Kings and rulers
Kings and rulers -- Drama
Loyalty
Loyalty -- Drama
Manners and customs
More, Thomas, -- Saint, -- 1478-1535 -- Drama
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayA man for all seasons
title_fullA man for all seasons [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures ; screenplay by Robert Bolt ; produced and directed by Fred Zinnemann
A man for all seasons [videorecording] / Columbia [presents] Fred Zinnemann's film of ; screenplay by Robert Bolt ; produced and directed by Fred Zinnemann
title_shortA man for all seasons
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More, Thomas
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