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||IMDB Rating: 5.8/10 from 1,853 votes
||Release: 10 July 1957 (USA) /
||Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror
||Director: Stanley Kramer,
||Stars: Carlos Casaravilla, Carlos Larrañaga, Cary Grant, Félix de Pomés, Frank Sinatra, Jay Novello, John Wengraf, José Nieto, Juan Olaguivel, Julián Ugarte, Nana DeHerrera, Paco El Laberinto, Philip Van Zandt, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel
||Synopsis: 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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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!
Tags for The Pride and the Passion Full Movie
, Carlos Larrañaga
, Cary Grant
, Félix de Pomés
, Frank Sinatra
, Jay Novello
, John Wengraf
, José Nieto
, Juan Olaguivel
, Julián Ugarte
, Nana DeHerrera
, Paco El Laberinto
, Philip Van Zandt
, Sophia Loren
, Theodore Bikel
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