G | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
In the first London run of the play, Leo McKern played not Cromwell, but the Common Man, a narrator-figure who addresses the audience, and plays several characters in the story: More's servant Matthew, the man who rows him home, his jailer, and others. These ... ...
...there's the country every second bastard born is fathered by a priest.
Man: Why, in Utopia, that couldn't be.
Man: But why?
Man: Well, there the priests are very holy.
Man: Therefore, very few.
Sir Thomas More: Is it anything interesting, Matthew?
Matthew: Bless you, sir, I don't know.
Sir Thomas More: Bless...
When Thomas More is imprisoned in the Tower of London, he looks out the window of his cell, which is shown to have bars. When the camera switches to a close-up of the window and its view of the outside, the window no longer has any bars.
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