Murder In The Cathedral

  • 1951
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Religious

Tedious adaptation of T.S. Eliot's play detailing the final days of Thomas a Becket. Groser plays the Archbishop of Canterbury, who returns to England after seven years of voluntary exile, undertaken to avoid being used by the king to dominate the church. Nobly, Groser reinstates himself to defy the king, knowing that his assassination is inevitable. Well...read more

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Tedious adaptation of T.S. Eliot's play detailing the final days of Thomas a Becket. Groser plays the Archbishop of Canterbury, who returns to England after seven years of voluntary exile, undertaken to avoid being used by the king to dominate the church. Nobly, Groser reinstates himself to

defy the king, knowing that his assassination is inevitable. Well written and acted, the film suffers from a ponderous, stagy realization, making it difficult to sit through.

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  • Rating: NR
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