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The Shoes of the Fisherman (I) (1968)

G
162 min | Drama

Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after twenty years as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Father David Telemond, a troubled young priest who befriends him. Once at the Vatican, he is immediately given an...See moreUkrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after twenty years as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Father David Telemond, a troubled young priest who befriends him. Once at the Vatican, he is immediately given an audience with the Pope, who elevates him to Cardinal Priest. The world is on the brink of war due to a Chinese-Soviet feud made worse by a famine caused by trade restrictions brought against China by the U.S. When the Pontiff suddenly dies, Lakota's genuine character and unique life experience move the College of Cardinals to elect him as the new Pope. But Pope Kiril I must now deal with his own self-doubt, the struggle of his friend Father Telemond, who is under scrutiny for his beliefs, and find a solution to the crisis in China. See less
Writers
John Patrick (screenplay) | James Kennaway (screenplay) | Morris L. West (novel)
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Updated Nov 14, 1968

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Nov 14, 1968 (United States)

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Anthony Quinn
Archbishop Kiril Pavlovich Lakota Archbishop Kiril Pavlovich Lakota   See fewer
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Laurence Olivier
Premier Piotr Ilyich Kamenev (as Sir Laurence Olivier) Premier Piotr Ilyich Kamenev (as Sir Laurence Olivier)   See fewer
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Oskar Werner
Fr. David Telemond Fr. David Telemond   See fewer
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David Janssen
George Faber George Faber   See fewer
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Vittorio De Sica
Cardinal Rinaldi Cardinal Rinaldi   See fewer
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Leo McKern
Cardinal Leone Cardinal Leone   See fewer
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John Gielgud
The Elder Pope (as Sir John Gielgud) The Elder Pope (as Sir John Gielgud)   See fewer
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Barbara Jefford
Dr. Ruth Faber Dr. Ruth Faber   See fewer
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Rosemary Dexter
Chiara (as Rosemarie Dexter) Chiara (as Rosemarie Dexter)   See fewer
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Frank Finlay
Igor Bounin Igor Bounin   See fewer
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Burt Kwouk
Chairman Peng Chairman Peng   See fewer
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Arnoldo Foà
Gelasio (as Arnoldo Foa') Gelasio (as Arnoldo Foa')   See fewer
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Paul Rogers
Augustinian Augustinian   See fewer
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George Pravda
Gorshenin (credit only) Gorshenin (credit only)   See fewer
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Clive Revill
Tovarich Vucovich Tovarich Vucovich   See fewer
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Niall MacGinnis
Capuchin Monk Capuchin Monk   See fewer
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Marne Maitland
Cardinal Rahamani Cardinal Rahamani   See fewer
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Isa Miranda
The Marchesa The Marchesa   See fewer
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Leopoldo Trieste
Dying Man's Friend Dying Man's Friend   See fewer
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Peter Copley
English Cardinal English Cardinal   See fewer
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Arthur Howard
English Cardinal English Cardinal   See fewer
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Jean Rougeul
Dominican Dominican   See fewer
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John Frederick
American Cardinal (uncredited) American Cardinal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Åke Lindman
Soldier Releasing Lakota (uncredited) Soldier Releasing Lakota (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dom Moor
Polish Cardinal (uncredited) Polish Cardinal (uncredited)   See fewer
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African Cardinal (uncredited) African Cardinal (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 3,182 votes