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The Pride and the Passion (1957)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  10 July 1957 (USA)
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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,... See full summary »

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Cast

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General Jouvet
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Sermaine
Jay Novello ...
Ballinger
José Nieto ...
Carlos (as Jose Nieto)
Carlos Larrañaga ...
Jose (as Carlos Larranaga)
Philip Van Zandt ...
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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In an attempt to improve her lingual skills, Sophia Loren underwent a crash course in English on the advice of then agent (and husband-to-be) 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 »

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Referenced in Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (1973) 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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An engaging story of human pathos
14 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Somewhat dated and slightly corny, however, the three principal stars pull off good entertainment. The interplay between Sinatra and Grant is well done and Loren adds a bit of fuel to the fire. I feel that any one watching this movie will be rooting for the trio to reach their goal in spite of the obstacles placed in front of them including their own egos. The fact that Sophia Loren is in this movie speaks for itself. There are no plot twists and misdirected clues what you see is what you get. The inspiration from dogged determination is what I believe this movie is about. If you like military action the canon is also the bigger than life star that steals some scenes. I highly recommend seeing this movie with out commercial interption because each seen flows into the next and watching from start to finish is more satisfying for this movie.


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