Ladies & Gentlemen. Welcome to The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we discuss & review every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History.
On this episode, we discuss the thirty-ninth Best Picture Winner: “A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS.”
“A Man for All Seasons” is a British biographical drama based on Robert Bolt’s play of the same name and adapted for the big screen by Bolt himself. When the highly respected British statesman Sir Thomas More refuses to pressure the Pope into annulling the marriage of King Henry VIII and his Spanish-born wife, More’s clashes with the monarch increase in intensity. A devout Catholic, More stands by his religious principles and moves to leave the royal court. Unfortunately, the King and his loyalists aren’t appeased by this, and press forward with grave charges of treason, further testing More’s resolve. Directed by Fred Zinnemann, the film stars Paul Scofield as Thomas More, Wendy Hiller as Alice, Leo McKern as Cromwell, Robert Shaw as Henry VIII, Orson Welles as Cardinal Wolsey, Susannah York as Margaret, John Hurt as Richard Rich, Corin Redgrave as Roper, Nigel Davenport as Duke of Norfolk, and Vanessa Redgrave as Anne Boleyn.
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