|Crew:||Director of Photography: Geoffrey Unsworth | Producer: Hal B. Wallis | Editor: Anne V. Coates | Original Music Composer: Laurence Rosenthal | Screenplay: Edward Anhalt | Director: Peter Glenville | Writer: Jean Anouilh | Translator: Lucienne Hill | Art Direction: Maurice Carter | Executive Producer: Joseph H. Hazen|
King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.