Becket (sold archival framed only as shown) (1964)
Title: Becket (sold archival framed only as shown)
Type: Foreign Movie Posters
Condition: Fine Folded
Size: 27" x 36"
1964 Mexican Release Movie Poster
Becket, the 1964 Peter Glenville English/U.S. medieval melodrama. "Based on the play 'Becket' by Jean Anouilh"; "Screenplay by Edward Anhalt"; nominated for the Best Director and Best Picture Academy Award) starring Richard Burton (in his nominated for Best Actor Academy Award role; in the title role "as Becket"), Peter O'Toole (in his nominated for Best Actor Academy Award role; "as His King"), John Gielgud (in his nominated for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award role), Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown, Donald Wolfit, and Felix Aylmer
Becket won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for ten other awards.
As a practical joke, Peter O'Toole had Richard Burton's then wife Elizabeth Taylor take the place of a nude actress lying under a blanket in order to surprise her husband. Burton was not amused.
Peter O'Toole's crown was made of cardboard.
Shot over a period of 12 weeks.
While it won a screenplay award, this film still holds jointly a record for the most Oscar category losses - 10. The other joint holders with 10 category losses are The Turning Point, The Colour Purple, Gangs of New York, and True Grit.