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Martin Luther

1953 Rated NR 1hr 45m

The life of 16th-century religious reformer Martin Luther (Niall MacGinnis) is faithfully laid out in this black-and-white classic, long considered the best of several films on the subject. The plot follows his clash with Pope Leo X (Phillip Leaver) as Luther calls for change in the Roman Catholic Church, which leads to his inevitable excommunication. But his efforts result in the birth of Protestantism and a new faith bearing his name.

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Movie Details

1954 Academy Award®
  • Best Art Direction Black and White nominee
  • Best Cinematography Black and White nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.