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Release Date:
10 July 1957 (USA) See more »
The story in this movie deals with the perseverance of Spaniards to take back their country from the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Anthony

Frank Sinatra ... Miguel

Sophia Loren ... Juana

Theodore Bikel ... General Jouvet

John Wengraf ... 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)
Carlos De Mendoza ... Francisco (as Carlos de Mendoza)
Luis Guedes ... French Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barta Barri ... (uncredited)
Xan das Bolas ... (uncredited)
Adolfo Suárez ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Kramer 
Writing credits
Edna Anhalt (screen story and screenplay) and
Edward Anhalt (screen story and screenplay)

C.S. Forester (novel "The Gun")

Earl Felton  uncredited

Produced by
Stanley Kramer .... producer
Original Music by
George Antheil 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer (photography)
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland 
Frederic Knudtson 
Production Design by
Rudolph Sternad 
Art Direction by
Fernando Carrere 
Costume Design by
Joe King 
Makeup Department
Grazia De Rossi .... hairdresser (as Grazzia de Rossi)
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
Bernard Ponedel .... makeup artist
José María Sánchez .... makeup artist (as Jose Mª Sanchez)
Production Management
Stanley Goldsmith .... production manager
Ivan Volkman .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alfonso Acebal .... assistant director
Carter De Haven Jr. .... supervising assistant director (as Carter Dehaven Jr.)
Isidoro M. Ferry .... assistant director (as Isidoro Ferry)
José María Ochoa .... assistant director (as Jose Mª Ochoa)
Art Department
Art Cole .... property master
Gil Parrondo .... associate art director
Julián Martín .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joseph de Bretagne .... sound engineer
Walter Elliott .... sound effects
Bates Mason .... sound effects
Special Effects by
Maurice Ayers .... special effects
Willis Cook .... special effects
Antonio Baquero .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Manuel Berenguer .... associate camera operator
Fred Mandl .... camera operator
Morris Rosen .... chief grip
Don Stott .... chief gaffer
Ernst Haas .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Ernest Gold .... musical conductor
Ernest Gold .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Anatol Kaminsky .... concert master (uncredited)
Alfred Perry .... assistant conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Eddie Frewin .... driver: generator (uncredited)
Other crew
Saul Bass .... title designer
Luis Cano del Portal .... military advisor (as Lt. Col. Luis Cano)
John Franco .... script supervisor
Eduardo García Maroto .... production liaison (as Eduardo Maroto)
Anne P. Kramer .... dialogue supervisor (as Anne Kramer)
Bob Miles .... livestock supervisor
Fernando Navarro .... production liaison (as Fernando Novarro)
Agustín Pastor .... production liaison (as Augustin Pastor)
Paco Reyes .... choreographer
Sam Shaw .... still photgrapher
Hank Werba .... production liaison
Richard Condon .... publicist (uncredited)
Mori Krushen .... publicist (uncredited)
Ralph M. Leo .... comptroller (uncredited)
Tadeo Villalba .... production assistant (uncredited)
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Germany:125 min | USA:132 min | Argentina:133 min | UK:132 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
Errors in geography: On the wall of the French army general staff there is a map of the region of "Las Cruces" (actually Galicia, northwest Spain). The river passing through Orense city is marked like Rio Duero. In fact it is Miño river which passes through Orense and delineates a section of the border between Spain and Portugal. The Duero river is further south, crosses the Castilian plateau and has its mouth at the Portuguese city of Porto. In the film it is named Rio Cano.See more »
General Jouvet:[to Sermaine] How these Spanish love their moment of truth - to drench the ground with their blood - to die. Why?See more »
Rule, Britannia! See more »


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27 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Giant Cannon in Historic Misfire..., 4 November 2003
Author: Ben Burgraff (cariart) from Las Vegas, Nevada

Stanley Kramer's second directorial effort,THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION, gave him his first opportunity to create an epic, involving a cast of thousands against a backdrop of 19th century Spain. A tale of heroism, dogged determination, and sacrifice, the production reunited him with NOT AS A STRANGER co-star Frank Sinatra, along with international sex symbol Sophia Loren and screen legend Cary Grant. The three leads were to provide a romantic triangle that would add a 'human' element to the story of a massive cannon's journey to crush the 'impregnable' walls of French-occupied Avila. It was an ambitious endeavor for veteran producer Kramer, as his directorial debut, NOT AS A STRANGER, had been panned as nothing more than a glorified soap opera, criticized by reviewers for the miscasting of Robert Mitchum in the lead.

Miscasting would be a major criticism of this production, as well...along with the ponderous, overlong plot, occasionally sappy dialog, and lack of believability in the romance between the leads.

If only Kramer had filmed the action occurring 'off the set', which was FAR more spectacular...

Frank Sinatra had taken the role of the guerilla fighter, Miguel, simply to be close to his estranged wife, Ava Gardner, who was also in Spain, filming THE SUN ALSO RISES. He was well aware that his attempts at a Spanish accent would be the butt of many jokes, and he disliked the tedious production, anyway, especially as his co-star, Cary Grant, preferred multiple 'takes' of each scene (Sinatra was a 'one-take' actor, who believed in 'saying it all', the first time). As the production dragged on, with the movement of thousands of extras creating long waits between set-ups, Sinatra grew increasingly surly, and would often disappear to be at Gardner's side.

Cary Grant, at 53, coming off the classic AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, hated 'period' pictures and costumes, but was grateful to be away from America and his crumbling marriage to Betsy Drake. He was lonely and unhappy, however...a situation that would change dramatically, as he got to know Sophia Loren. The voluptuous 23-year old Italian actress, who had just exploded onto American screens in BOY ON A DOLPHIN (standing in trenches to accommodate her much shorter co-star, Alan Ladd), was earthy, passionate, and single, although romantically involved with director Carlo Ponti, the man who 'discovered' her, for several years. But Ponti was in Italy, had refused, as yet, to marry her, and Loren was working with an actor she had idolized since childhood...and the pair were soon having a tempestuous affair off-camera, as Grant fell madly in love with his young co-star. He proclaimed that he would marry Loren, as soon as filming was completed, and he could get Drake to file for divorce.

The announcement did NOT sit well with Carlo Ponti, who arrived as filming wrapped, acknowledged to Loren that he loved her, and wanted to marry. The actress contemplated both proposals, finally choosing Ponti, as she knew the depth of his feelings, and was well-aware of Grant's lousy track record as a husband.

Ponti married Loren in Mexico (and, in a bit of irony, was accused, five years later, of bigamy, as it turned out he was still married to another woman, at the time!), and Grant, heartbroken, would end up making a romantic comedy (complete with a wedding scene) with Loren, a year later, in their next film together, HOUSEBOAT.

The firings of the giant cannon at the climax of THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION couldn't match the explosiveness behind the scenes!

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