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The Pride and the Passion (1957)

posted by admin, April 29, 2015 @ 8:22 am

Movie: The Pride and the Passion

  • Director: Stanley Kramer
  • Stars: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel, John Wengraf, Jay Novello, Jos Nieto, Carlos Larraaga, Philip Van Zandt, Paco El Laberinto, Julin Ugarte, Flix de Poms, Carlos Casaravilla, Juan Olaguivel, Nana DeHerrera
  • Release Date: July 10, 1957
  • Run Time: 133 min
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

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 …

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