In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The ... See full summary »
After a bank robbery, runaway Scottish outlaw Arch Deans and his young half breed Kiowa partner Billy Two Hats develop a father-son relationship but Sheriff Henry Gifford is determined to capture or kill them.
A classic film featuring a boy who is able to hear what the racehorses at the track are thinking. He bases their moods on how well he thinks they'll do, and tells his older brother who is ... See full summary »
Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins,
As they were not allowed by Spanish Government to film in Spain, Fred Zinnemann and Alexandre Trauner stayed for two days at Frontón Hotel of Vitoria (Now Vitoria-Gasteiz) and went around the city to get pictures and information about buildings and people trying to reach the "intimate heartbeat of the city" in order to later recreate them properly. No local newspaper took the news maybe due censorship. See more »
The six priests returning by train from Lourdes assemble behind an exit on the right side of the train as it pulls into the San Martin station, but when the scene switches to an exterior shot of the train platform, the priests descend to the platform through a door on the left side of the train. See more »
I really liked this film but think that if fell very short in several things. The story is of two old adversaries who can not give up the fight and a third that is thrust into the middle of the feud. Grudges are hard enough to give up but commitment to causes that cost blood are all but impossible. That is what this movie does so well as it tells this story. The three principals, being the kind of actors they are simply did what they always did and put the stamp of their own character on the role they played. It is so easy to transpose almost any character played played by Gregory Peck or Anthony Quinn between the different movies they act in. Omar Shariff does a lot better taking on the role rather.
The ending is without adequate support in my opinion and seems more meaningless than it was intended to be. Peck's character seems to want to make some grand statement but there is no real motivation for it.
The boy Paco who is so important in the movie is unfinished and unredeemed. Marietto plays Paco very well and Paolo Stoppa outshines most of the others.
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