The Shoes of the fisherman

United States, 1968

Film
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Anthony Quinn and Sir Laurence Olivier head a distinguished international cast in this passionate drama about a Russian bishop, who, after twenty years as a political prisoner, is elected Pope. This stirring adaptation of Morris West’s bestseller about the election of the first Russian Pope and its effect on world peace presents a powerful image of a world on the brink of self-destruction. Also stars Sir John Gielgud, Vittorio de Sica, Oskar Werner and Leo McKern as members of the Vatican’s inner circle.

Credits

director

Michael Anderson

producer

George Englund

production company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Language

English

Duration

02:37:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38400

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Catholic Church

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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