The Pride and the Passion (1957)

The Pride and the Passion (1957)




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Set in Spain during the early 1800s, this actioner is set during the Spanish struggle to repel French invaders and centers upon a Spanish guerrilla who teams up with a British naval commander to sneak an enormous and badly needed cannon into Spain.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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United Artists

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Frank Sinatra
as Miguel
Theodore Bikel
as Gen. Jouvet
Cary Grant
as Capt. Anthony Trumbull
Jay Novello
as Ballinger
John Wengraf
as Sermaine
José Nieto
as Carlos
Julian Ugarte
as Enrique
Luis Guedes
as French Soldier
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Critic Reviews for The Pride and the Passion

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Top credit must go to the production.

Full Review… | November 7, 2007
Top Critic

If you can believe in Sinatra as an 1810 vintage Spanish guerrilla, you can believe anything, but it's still a slog through a platitudinous script.

February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The whole thing is a miscast mess.

Full Review… | November 7, 2007
TV Guide

The script, adapted from Forester's novel, is as thick and ridiculous as the casting.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

As a war movie or a romance, The Pride and the Passion fizzles.

Full Review… | October 5, 2002
Apollo Guide

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October 14, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The Pride and the Passion

It's like a three-legged horse: it'll never win anything, but it's still got charm.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

Sinatra is nearly passable as a Spaniard, Grant is uninspired as a British officer (though they both have some nice action sequences). It's young Loren that is really worth watching as she deals with their egos & emotions.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

Direct from the What Were They Thinking files comes this bloated pageant of staggeringly foolish proportions. All about getting a cannon through battles and assorted other nonsensical issues this overripe piece of twaddle has a few things in its favor, nice scenery and beautiful color photography. They are outweighed however by the inert direction of the usually competent Kramer and even more by the complete miscasting of the principle actors. Sophia is gorgeous and was just starting in American films so her being shoved into whatever was available at the moment no matter how unsuitable can at least explain her presence here. Cary Grant who would seem a natural in period films actually looks rather absurd and is stiff as a board, he apparently felt the same way and after this often referred to this film with mocking scorn. He and Sophia, who became involved during the making of this stinker, would be much more properly and happily paired the next year in Houseboat a delightful comedy which is the place to see them together, not here. Worst of all is Frank Sinatra preposterously cast as a Spanish freedom fighter with both an atrocious accent and wig. He is simply dreadful. Worth watching only to see how an A level film with major stars and a respected director can go wrong in pretty much every aspect.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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