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Galileo (1975)

PG
145 min | Biography, Drama

This biopic is about Galileo Galilei, the seventeenth century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory...See moreThis biopic is about Galileo Galilei, the seventeenth century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Sir Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo. The Catholic Church recanted. Written by See less
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Writers
Barbara Bray (adapted for the screen) | Bertolt Brecht (play) | Charles Laughton (English translation of play) | Joseph Losey (adapted for the screen)
Producer
Ely A. Landau (as Ely Landau)
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Updated Jan 27, 1975

Release date
Jan 27, 1975 (United States)

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54 cast members
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Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei   See fewer
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Edward Fox
Cardinal Inquisitor Cardinal Inquisitor   See fewer
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Colin Blakely
Priuli Priuli   See fewer
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Georgia Brown
Ballad Singer's Wife Ballad Singer's Wife   See fewer
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Clive Revill
Ballad Singer Ballad Singer   See fewer
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Margaret Leighton
Elderly Court Lady Elderly Court Lady   See fewer
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John Gielgud
The Old Cardinal The Old Cardinal   See fewer
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Michael Gough
Sagredo Sagredo   See fewer
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Michael Lonsdale
Cardinal Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII) Cardinal Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII)   See fewer
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Richard O'Callaghan
Fulganzio Fulganzio   See fewer
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Tim Woodward
Ludovico Marsili Ludovico Marsili   See fewer
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Judy Parfitt
Angelica Sarti Angelica Sarti   See fewer
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John McEnery
Federzoni Federzoni   See fewer
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Patrick Magee
Cardinal Bellarmin Cardinal Bellarmin   See fewer
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Mary Larkin
Virginia Virginia   See fewer
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Iain Travers
Andrea Sarti (boy) Andrea Sarti (boy)   See fewer
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Tom Conti
Andrea Sarti (man) Andrea Sarti (man)   See fewer
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James Aubrey
Monk-Scholar Monk-Scholar   See fewer
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Robert Bridges
Fat Prelate Fat Prelate   See fewer
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Tom Chatto
Town Crier Town Crier   See fewer
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Dermot Colman
Choirboy Choirboy   See fewer
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Paul Curran
Mathematician Mathematician   See fewer
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Mischa De La Motte
Third Sacristan Third Sacristan   See fewer
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Richard Dennis
Peasant Peasant   See fewer
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Vernon Dobtcheff
First Secretary First Secretary   See fewer
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William Gossling
First Sacristan First Sacristan   See fewer
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Andrew Harding
Choirboy Choirboy   See fewer
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Brian Hawksley
Second Sacristan Second Sacristan   See fewer
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Basil Henson
Infuriated Monk Infuriated Monk   See fewer
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Ian Hoare
Duke Cosimo di Medici Duke Cosimo di Medici   See fewer
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Harold Innocent
Second Secretary-Informer Second Secretary-Informer   See fewer
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Robert Langdon Lloyd
Monk-Scholar (as Robert Lloyd) Monk-Scholar (as Robert Lloyd)   See fewer
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Martin Milman
Monk-Scholar Monk-Scholar   See fewer
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John Moffatt
Philosopher Philosopher   See fewer
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Robert Owens
Choirboy Choirboy   See fewer
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Maurice Quick
Fourth Sacristan Fourth Sacristan   See fewer
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John Savident
Second Senator Second Senator   See fewer
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Norman Scace
First Senator First Senator   See fewer
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John Sharp
Monk Official Monk Official   See fewer
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Leon Silver
Monk-Scholar Monk-Scholar   See fewer
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Madeline Smith
Young Court Lady Young Court Lady   See fewer
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Job Stewart
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Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Court Lady Court Lady   See fewer
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Bill Wallis
Supporting Monk Supporting Monk   See fewer
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Charles West
Rector-Gaffone Rector-Gaffone   See fewer
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William Wilde
Guard (as William Wild) Guard (as William Wild)   See fewer
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Henry Woolf
Father Clavius Father Clavius   See fewer
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Ken Wynne
Court Official Court Official   See fewer
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Willy Bowman
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Peter Hannon
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Holdcroft
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Aileen Lewis
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Raymond
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6.6 / 10 | 440 votes