Director George Hoellering
Producer George Hoellering
Screenwriters George Hoellering, T.S. Eliot
With John Groser, Alexander Gauge, David Ward
Production company British Instructional Films
Music by John Altman
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.