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The Pride and the Passion (1957)

The story in this movie deals with the perseverance of Spaniards to take back their country from the French who have conquered Spain under Napoleon as he marched over Europe. A huge cannon,... See full summary »

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Anthony
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Miguel
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General Jouvet
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Sermaine
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Ballinger
José Nieto ...
Carlos (as Jose Nieto)
Carlos Larrañaga ...
Jose (as Carlos Larranaga)
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Vidal
Paco El Laberinto ...
Manolo (as Paco el Laberinto)
Julián Ugarte ...
Enrique
Félix de Pomés ...
Bishop (as Felix de Pomes)
Carlos Casaravilla ...
Leonardo
Juan Olaguivel ...
Ramon
Nana DeHerrera ...
Maria (as Nana de Herrera)
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The story in this movie deals with the perseverance of Spaniards to take back their country from the French who have conquered Spain under Napoleon as he marched over Europe. A huge cannon, perhaps the largest in the world at that time, is discarded by the army as they retreat from the French invaders. A "ragtag" group of Spanish loyalists find "The Gun" and begin to restore it so they may tow it across Spain to the French stronghold in Avila and use it to open the giant walls for an invasion. Luckily Britain has sent someone to retrieve the cannon for England so they can have it to fight the French also AND to make sure that the French don't get the gun! A shoemaker and his voluptuous girl friend are the leaders of the peasants trying to get the gun to Avila. The Brit can't get help to get the giant gun back to his ship without the peasants and the shoemaker won't help him unless they all go blast Avila open first. The Brit has the knowledge needed to fire the weapon and the ... Written by Eduardo Randallo

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This was one of two films Sophia Loren and Cary Grant starred in together. Cary was totally in love with Loren and the two had an affair. However, Cary was too much in love with Sophia to the point of obsession. This frightened her and sent her straight into the arms of Carlo Ponti. See more »

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The French commander at Avila threatened local peasants to tell him where the cannon was shortly after the journey to Avila with the cannon started, but Avila was far away from the cannon and the cannon was heading toward Avila and the peasants couldn't have even known where it was or even known about it. Word did not travel that fast in those days. See more »

Quotes

General Jouvet: [to Sermaine] How these Spanish love their moment of truth - to drench the ground with their blood - to die. Why?
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Featured in Biography: Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style (1997) See more »

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Rule, Britannia!
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Lyrics by James Thomson and music by Thomas Augustine Arne
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Grant, Sinatra and Loren with a big gun

The movie is set in the Napoleonic era.The British officer Anthony (Cary Grant) leads a group of Spanish guerrillas across Spain to help in the capture of Ávila and with them they're hauling a big cannon.Anthony starts having feelings for the leader Miguel's (Frank Sinatra) girl Juana (Sophia Loren).Stanley Kramer directed The Pride and the Passion in 1957.It's not the best example of historical movies but works OK.Cary Grant's charisma alone could carry the movie.Then there's Frank Sinatra opposite him.There may be a little problem with Sinatra playing a Spaniard and he did a better job in many other movies but was there really anything Frank couldn't pull off.Sophia Loren looks very appealing as Juana so no wonder men fall for her.There's some chemistry there at the kissing scenes between Grant and her.Theodore Bikel plays General Jouvet.This movie looks quite handsome with the scenery and all.This is a movie that's good to see if you don't have anything better to do.


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