Behold a Pale Horse (1964)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Behold a Pale Horse Videos

Behold a Pale Horse Photos

Movie Info

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.
Classics , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Watch it now


Gregory Peck
as Manuel Artiguez
Anthony Quinn
as Viñolas
Omar Sharif
as Francisco
Daniela Rocca
as Rosanna
Christian Marquand
as Lt. Zaganar
Marietto Angeletti
as Paco Degas
Molly Urquhart
as Hospital Nurse
Jean-Paul Moulinot
as Father Esteban
Laurence Badie
as Celestina
Martin Benson
as Priest
Michael Lonsdale
as Reporter
Alain Saury
as Lt. Sanchez
Michel Lonsdale
as Reporter
Elisabeth Wiener
as Cafe Girl
Show More Cast

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 8, 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 25, 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+

Yoli G
Yoli G

Behold a Pale Horse Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Behold a Pale Horse on our Movie forum!

News & Features