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The Pride and the Passion (1957)

During the Napoleonic Wars, a British captain is sent to Spain to help prevent the French from stealing a powerful cannon.

Director:

Stanley Kramer

Writers:

Edna Anhalt (screen story and screenplay), Edward Anhalt (screen story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cary Grant ... Anthony
Frank Sinatra ... Miguel
Sophia Loren ... Juana
Theodore Bikel ... Gen. 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 Paco El Laberinto ... Manolo (as Paco el Laberinto)
Julián Ugarte Julián Ugarte ... Enrique
Félix de Pomés ... Bishop (as Felix de Pomes)
Carlos Casaravilla ... Leonardo
Juan Olaguivel Juan Olaguivel ... Ramon
Nana DeHerrera Nana DeHerrera ... Maria (as Nana de Herrera)
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Storyline

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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Cary Grant as the pride, Frank Sinatra as the passion, Sophia Loren as the woman who set them both on fire! In Stanley Kramer's monumental filming of "THE PRIDE and THE PASSION" See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 July 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Orgullo y pasión See more »

Filming Locations:

Avila, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,750,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

By all accounts, Frank Sinatra was at his most obstreperous throughout the making of this film. Among other things, he refused to use the car supplied him by the studio, insisting upon having his Ford Thunderbird flown all the way to Spain at the studio's expense. In addition, he almost caused an international incident when he hung a banner from his hotel room window reading "Franco is a Fink", referring to Spain's dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco. In hindsight, Sinatra referred to the whole experience as "underwhelming". See more »

Goofs

When the cannon hits the ditch at the end of the roll and breaks, the pivot part of the barrel that breaks off is clearly wooden. A large chunk of it breaks off of the cannon barrel and looks like a tree trunk does when it is split, with large wood fibers clearly visible. This shows that the cannon is made of wood and not metal. 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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The British Grenadiers
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Grant, Sinatra and Loren with a big gun
16 May 2008 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

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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