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Behold a Pale Horse (1964)

Approved | | Drama, War | 24 September 1964 (UK)
Famous Spanish bandit Artiguez returns to his native Spanish village after 20 years in French exile but Spanish cop Vinolas is setting a trap for him.

Director:

Fred Zinnemann

Writers:

Emeric Pressburger (novel), J.P. Miller (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Peck ... Manuel Artiguez
Anthony Quinn ... Viñolas
Omar Sharif ... Francisco
Raymond Pellegrin ... Carlos
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Pedro
Mildred Dunnock ... Pilar
Daniela Rocca ... Rosana, Mistress of Vinolas
Christian Marquand ... Zaganar
Marietto 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 Molly Urquhart ... Hospital Nurse
Jean-Paul Moulinot Jean-Paul Moulinot ... Father Esteban
Laurence Badie Laurence Badie ... Celestina
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Storyline

Famous Spanish bandit Artiguez returns to his native Spanish village after 20 years in French exile but Spanish cop Vinolas is setting a trap for him.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Of suspense, pursuit and courage... See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Deine Zeit ist um See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,900,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gregory Peck was felt to be badly miscast as a Spanish loyalist. See more »

Goofs

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

Francisco: The Lord giveth and taketh.
Pilar: Mostly taketh.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits - the first card shown contains the passage from Revelations 6:8, which contains the phrase "Behold a Pale Horse", the title of the film. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood contra Franco (2008) See more »

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An excellent movie
12 August 2007 | by rnraoinSee all my reviews

I watched this movie, and like most of the people have already expressed it, must say that this is truly a classic. The acting crew is excellent with Peck, Shariff and Quinn giving some very intense performances. But the surprise package is the boy who crosses over to the French part where he goes in search of Manueal to ask him to avenge his father's death at the hands of Vinollas. I often read comments that Peck is stuff or wooden on occasions, but I find him one of the most intense actors because of his ability to convey through his eyes. Like most actors, he is gifted of conveying a lot more through his eyes than his body might suggest. He conveys the frailing Manuel artigez here very well. We know that Manuel is tired and wary of the struggle he has pursued so passionately. Full credit to Peck for portraying that very effectively. Omar Shariff is also brilliant as the confused priest. Quinn is natural and we feel a certain angst against him, I do not know why. The end is excellent which again, conveys the human side of Manuel very well. All in all, an excellent movie worth watching on a calm Sunday afternoon.


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