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Director:
Writers:
Emeric Pressburger (novel)
J.P. Miller (screenplay)
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Release Date:
October 1964 (Austria) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Danger of His Mission! The Daring of His Adventure!
Plot:
Manuel Artiguez, a famous bandit during the Spanish civil war, has lived in French exile for 20 years... See more » | Full synopsis »
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(3 articles)
Good fellows: Martin Scorsese and Colonel Blimp
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 30 October 2012, 3:55 AM, PDT)

Fred Zinnemann: Oscar Actors Director
 (From Alt Film Guide. 26 February 2012, 1:06 AM, PST)

"Goldfinger" Actor Martin Benson Dead At Age 91
 (From CinemaRetro. 4 March 2010, 7:18 AM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Peck ... Manuel Artiguez

Anthony Quinn ... Viñolas

Omar Sharif ... Francisco
Raymond Pellegrin ... Carlos
Paolo Stoppa ... Pedro

Mildred Dunnock ... Pilar
Daniela Rocca ... Rosana, Mistress of Vinolas
Christian Marquand ... Zaganar
Marietto ... Paco Dages (as Marietto Angeletti)
Perrette Pradier ... Maria, Hussy (as Perette Pradier)
Zia Mohyeddin ... Luis, Guide of Paco
Rosalie Crutchley ... Teresa, Wife of Vinolas
Molly Urquhart ... Hospital Nurse
Jean-Paul Moulinot ... Father Esteban
Laurence Badie ... Celestina
Martin Benson ... Priest
Jean-Claude Bercq
Claude Berri
Claude Confortès (as Claude Confortes)

Michael Lonsdale ... Reporter
Alain Saury ... Lt. Sanchez
José Luis de Vilallonga ... Horse Dealer (as Jose-Luis Vilallonga)
Elisabeth Wiener ... Cafe Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Dux ... (uncredited)
Albert Michel ... (uncredited)
Albert Rémy ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fred Zinnemann 
 
Writing credits
Emeric Pressburger (novel)

J.P. Miller (screenplay)

Produced by
Alexandre Trauner .... associate producer (as Alexander Trauner)
Fred Zinnemann .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
 
Cinematography by
Jean Badal (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Walter Thompson 
 
Production Design by
Alexandre Trauner  (as Alexander Trauner)
 
Art Direction by
Auguste Capelier 
 
Set Decoration by
Maurice Barnathan 
 
Costume Design by
Joan Bridge 
Elizabeth Haffenden 
 
Makeup Department
Marc Blanchard .... hair stylist
Michel Deruelle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Louis Wipf .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Feyder .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jean Monchablon .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henri Tiquet .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Margot Capelier .... casting
 
Editorial Department
Tom Rolf .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
 
Other crew
Walter Kelley .... dialogue coach
Ruth Roberts .... dialogue coach
Frédéric Rossif .... opening montage by courtesy of (as Frederic Rossif)
Nicole Stéphane .... opening montage by courtesy of (as Nicole Stephane)
Alice Ziller .... continuity
 

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Runtime:
118 min | France:121 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:X | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Portugal:(Banned) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #20642) | West Germany:12 (f)

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Trivia:
The movie was banned in Spain, which was still ruled by Generalissimo Francisco Franco, the fascist victor of the Spanish Civil War.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the first 5 minutes of the movie it is supposed to be 1939 and the Loyalist (Republican) soldiers are crossing into exile on the French border. As they cross over they are turning in their guns and the first one to turn in his gun turns in a Russian PPSh-41 submachine gun. The PPSh-41 was not developed until 1941.See more »
Quotes:
Manuel Artiguez:The only one who's going to suffer is the priest.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Mourir à Madrid (1963)See more »

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18 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A psychological confrontation in an historic background., 7 April 2003
Author: Gregori from Barcelona, Catalonia

When the Spanish War was finished, winners devoted to go after anybody who reflected the red light of the communism or any other color they dislike. On the other hand, few guerilla fighter continued his actions against the winners. But their strength was lower every time. One of this guerrilla was Valentin González "el campesino", which figure is portrayed in this film in a free form (not in an historical form).

Twenty years after the Civil war conclusion, the Spanish police has a good option to capture one of these ex-combatants, who was in exile in France. The description of the methods and day-to-day life of the Spanish police could be the reason which explains that the Spanish Government forbade any more Columbia's film in Spain.

You need no knowledge about the twenty Century Spain's history to understand the film, although you can enjoy more it if you know something. In fact, the film put in a specific political situation the psychological confrontation between two men. It could be a good exercise to understand the motives which impulse his actions.

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