Galileo (1975)

Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy alliance of aristocracy and clergy already undermined by the Plague and the Reformation, science is a threat and enlightenment is a luxury. Faced with either death at the hands of the Inquisition or recantation to a hypocritical but all-powerful Papacy, Galileo must choose between his own life and the restless scientific curiosity that he has spurned family, friends, and wealth to pursue.

Directing:
  • Joseph Losey

Writing:
  • Barbara Bray
  • Joseph Losey
  • Bertolt Brecht

Stars:
Release Date: 1975-01-27
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  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 145
Michael Lonsdale
Michael Lonsd...
Cardinal Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII)
John Gielgud
John Gielgud
The Old Cardinal
John McEnery
John McEnery
Federzoni
Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
Galileo Galilei
Edward Fox
Edward Fox
Cardinal Inquisitor
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
Priuli
Georgia Brown
Georgia Brown
Ballad Singer's Wife
Clive Revill
Clive Revill
Ballad Singer
Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leig...
Elderly Court Lady
Michael Gough
Michael Gough
Sagredo
Tim Woodward
Tim Woodward
Ludovico Marsili
Judy Parfitt
Judy Parfitt
Angelica Sarti
Patrick Magee
Patrick Magee
Cardinal Bellarmin
Mary Larkin
Mary Larkin
Virginia
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