G | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
Playwright and screenwriter Robert Bolt borrowed the title from Robert Whittington, a contemporary of Sir Thomas More, who in 1520 wrote of him: "More is a man of an angel's wit and singular learning; I know not his fellow. For where is the man of that gentleness, lowliness, and affability? And, as time requireth, a man of marvelous mirth and pastimes, and sometime of as sad gravity: a man for all seasons."
Archbishop Fisher says that in this country every second bastard born is fathered by a priest.
1st Scholar: But in Utopia that couldn't be.
Courtier: For why?
1st Scholar: For there the priests are very holy.
Courtier: And therefore very few.
Sir Thomas More: Is it anything interesting, Matthew?
Matthew: Bless you, sir, I ...
Sir Thomas More: ...
During the trial of More, after the guards at the back of the room turn around to face the roused crowd (1:57:22), they are facing forward again when the Chief Justice speaks, and facing the rear immediately after, with no time in which to turn.
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