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.
How to watch
Stream, rent or buy via
In ACMI's collection
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Catholic Church
Feature films → Feature films - United States
Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)