Murder in the Cathedral

George Hoellering’s acclaimed adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s classic verse drama.

Murder in the Cathedral (1952)

Murder in the Cathedral (1952)

Recounting the love-hate relationship between 12th century British monarch Henry ll and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, the film is unique in its use of mainly non-professional actors to tell the story of Becket’s temptations before he was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.

Entered into the official competition at the 1952 Venice Film Festival, this rarely-seen film features Eliot’s voice as well as music by the internationally renowned composer Làszló Lajtha.

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