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Lamp at Midnight (1966)

This movie deals with the sixteenth century conflict between the Catholic Church and Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (Melvyn Douglas). After exhaustive research, Galileo concludes that ... See full summary »

Director:

George Schaefer

Writers:

Robert Hartung (teleplay), Barrie Stavis (play)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Melvyn Douglas ... Galileo Galilei
Kim Hunter ... Maria Celeste
Hurd Hatfield ... Sagredo Niccolini
William Kerwin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
C.K. Alexander C.K. Alexander ... Ambassador Viglienna
Norman Barrs Norman Barrs ... First Inquisitor
Eric Berry Eric Berry ... Father Riccardi
Gaylord Cavallaro Gaylord Cavallaro ... Libri
Ralph Clanton Ralph Clanton ... Prince Cesi
Thayer David ... Magini
Hugh Franklin Hugh Franklin ... Carlo Barberini
John Gerstad John Gerstad ... Vanetti
Stephen Gray Stephen Gray ... Major Domo
Michael Hordern ... Cardinal Barberini , later Pope Urban VIII
House Jameson ... Cardinal Borgia
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This movie deals with the sixteenth century conflict between the Catholic Church and Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (Melvyn Douglas). After exhaustive research, Galileo concludes that the Aristotelean concept of the Universe is incorrect. It is Galileo's contention, like Copernicus before him, that the Earth is not the center of the universe, but merely another planet, revolving around the sun. This theory is considered heresy by the Church, and before long, Galileo is dragged before Cardinal Bellarmin (George Voskovec), leader of the dreaded Court of the Inquisition. Written by morroviolet

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Lamp at Midnight (#15.3) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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