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Galileo (1975)

PG 01/27/1975 (US) Drama 2h 25m


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.

  1. Joseph Losey

    Director, Writer

  2. Barbara Bray


Top Billed Cast

  1. Topol


    Galileo Galilei

  2. Edward Fox

    Edward Fox

    Cardinal Inquisitor

  3. Colin Blakely

    Colin Blakely


  4. Georgia Brown

    Georgia Brown

    Ballad Singer's Wife

  5. Clive Revill

    Clive Revill

    Ballad Singer

  6. Margaret Leighton

    Margaret Leighton

    Elderly Court Lady

  7. John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    The Old Cardinal

  8. Michael Gough

    Michael Gough


  9. Michael Lonsdale

    Michael Lonsdale

    Cardinal Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII)

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Original Language English

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