Behold a Pale Horse (1964) - Rotten Tomatoes

Behold a Pale Horse (1964)




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Based on Emeric Pressburger's novel A Mouse on Sunday, this film stars Gregory Peck as a Spanish Civil War veteran who continues waging a one-man offensive years after hostilities have officially ceased. Exiled to France, Peck is lured back to Spain by vengeful police captain Anthony Quinn.

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Gregory Peck
as Manuel Artiguez
Anthony Quinn
as Viñolas
Omar Sharif
as Francisco
Christian Marquand
as Lt. Zaganar
Molly Urquhart
as Hospital Nurse
Jean-Paul Moulinot
as Father Esteban
Laurence Badie
as Celestina
Alain Saury
as Lt. Sanchez
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Critic Reviews for Behold a Pale Horse

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Omar Sharif shows a warm, sensitive side in this film, playing the role of a young priest torn between obligations of personal morality and the official laws of government.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
Top Critic

The drama is too diffuse for excitement.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The film's best asset is the stirring performance by Gregory Peck as an aging revolutionary.

Full Review… | April 29, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Peck is very good, Quinn is superb, and everyone involved with this powerful movie should take a bow.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
TV Guide

...elevated by some expectedly great acting.

Full Review… | February 26, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

Behold a Pale Horse may be flawed, but is well worth taking a look at.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Behold a Pale Horse


Arash Xak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

despite having gregory peck and anthony quinn... totally predictable, cliche and unworthy of the two hours. i was hoping it would get better the entire time. it didn't.

Harim Kim
Harim Kim

All fine actors, all excellent performences. a story that endures and digs at the heart. A rebel with a grand cause. This is a really good movie to see esp. because the balck & white give so much of the dicotomy of good vs bad: law supported vs rebel. Which is really right? The role of the priest [Sharif} assists in undertanding that quandry. What is his choice? moving movie...A+

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Yoli G

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