Peter O'Toole delivers an electrifying performance as the mischievous Henry II, who surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted valet Thomas Becket (Richard Burton in a career defining role) as Chancellor.
But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop Of Canterbury, Becket shocks the world by openly defying the King with his newfound faith and compassion. Will a desperate ruler now destroy a beloved friend to save his splintering kingdom? John Gielgud co-stars in this stunning epic based on the Broadway sensation and brought to the screen by Hal Wallis, the legendary producer of Anne of a Thousand Days, True Grit and Casablanca.
- Commentary with Peter O'Toole
- Interviews with Editor Anne V. Coates and Composer Laurence Rosenthal
- Archival Interviews with Richard Burton
- Still Gallery
- TV Spot