A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Genres - Biography, Crime, Drama, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film, Trial Film  |   Release Date - Dec 13, 1966  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - G
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A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British biographical drama film in Technicolor based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name and adapted for the big screen by Bolt himself. It was released on 12 December 1966. It was directed by Fred Zinnemann, who had previously directed the films High Noon and From Here to Eternity. The film won six Oscars at the 39th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

The film and play both depict the final years of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Lord Chancellor of England who refused to sign a letter asking Pope Clement VII to annul King Henry VIII of England's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and resigned rather than take an Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry VIII Supreme Head of the Church of England. Both the play and the film portray More as a tragic hero, motivated by his devout Roman Catholic faith and envied by rivals, such as Thomas Cromwell. He is also deeply loved by his family and respected by the common people. The film's story is set between 1529 and 1535, at the high point of the reign of Henry VIII of England. Paul Scofield, who had played More in the West End stage premiere, also took the role in the film, and is joined by Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles and Susannah York. Also appearing are Nigel Davenport, Leo McKern, Corin Redgrave and, in one of his earliest screen roles, John Hurt.

A Man for All Seasons was a critical and box office success. The film ranked number 43 on the British Film Institute's list of the top 100 British films. In 1995, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of cinema, the Vatican listed it among the greatest movies of all time.

Movie Info

Budget

$2,000,000

Tags

Art/Music, British, Catholic Church, England, Henry, Literary, Oath, Oscar, Spiritual/Religious, Thomas More, True Stories

Attributes

Narrative Location: England
Subject: capital punishment

Alternate Titles

A Man for All Seasons
AU, CA, EC, IN, SG, ZA, GB, US
Adam Lehol Et
IL
Čovek za sva vremena
RS
Čovjek za sva vremena
HR
Een man voor de eeuwigheid
BE
Een man voor ieder uur
NL
Egy ember az örökkévalóságnak
HU
Ein Mann zu jeder Jahreszeit
DE
El hombre de dos reinos
AR, CO, MX, VE
En man för alla tider
SE
En mann fremfor alt
NO
Her devrin adamı
TR
Inimene kõigi aegade jaoks
EE
Kunnian mies
FI
Mand til alle tider
DK
Mardi bara-ye tamam-e fosool
IR
O Homem Que Não Vendeu Sua Alma
BR
Oto jest głowa zdrajcy
PL
Um Homem para a Eternidade
PT
Un hombre para la eternidad
ES
Un home per a l'eternitat
ES
Un homme pour l'éternité
CA, FR
Un om pentru eternitate
RO
Un uomo per tutte le stagioni
IT
Žmogus visiems laikams
LT
Ένας άνθρωπος για όλες τις εποχές
GR
Людина на всі часи
UA
Човек на Всички времена
BG
わが命つきるとも
JP
公正的人
CN
四季之人
CN
日月精忠
CN
良相佐国
CN
良相佐國
TW
사계절의 사나이
KR