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The movie opens with shots from the Spanish Civil Warand a line of Spanish refugees crossing the border into France after defeat by the Francoists.
Republican guerrilla fighter Manuel Artiguez Gregory Peck turns away from the border and back towards Spain. His friends stop him, saying "Manuel, the war is over! The story returns twenty years later, to a young boy named Paco Carlo Angelettiwho asks a man named Pedro Paolo Stoppa why Artiguez, who is legendary for his fierce resistance to Franco even after the defeat of the Metallica - Live At Rock Am Ring 2006 (DVD), has stopped his guerrilla raids against the Francoists in Spain.
Pedro sends Paco into France to find his uncle and Artiguez. Like all Republican sympathizers, she is contemptuous and deeply suspicious of all Catholic clergy, some of Manuel And Girl In Cafe - Maurice Jarre - Behold A Pale Horse collaborated with Francoist Spainboth during and after the war.
A priest Omar Sharif visits with Artiguez's mother, who initially refuses to speak to him, but his kindness and sincerity win her over enough to ask him to warn her son not to come to see her, as she knows the Guard will be waiting for him.
The priest also gives Paco a letter to warn Artiguez that he saw a collaborator at the Guard headquarters. Paco flushes the letter down the toilet and doesn't pass on the verbal message because he feels sure the priest must be lying. Afterwards, Paco recognizes the man Carlos in Artiguez's house as the informer, and tells Artiguez about the priest's message. Pedro believes the boy, but Artiguez can't believe his friend Carlos would betray him.
Trying to clear up the mess, Artiguez takes Paco and Carlos to Lourdes to find the priest. But the priest was delayed on the way, and since he's not there, they let Carlos go.
On the way back, however, they see the priest, and forcibly take him to Artiguez's house. When Carlos returns to Artiguez's house for his rucksack, Artiguez asks the priest to come out. Carlos, knowing he is exposed, attacks Artiguez and escapes. The priest tries to overcome Artiguez's antipathy for all clergy and Artiguez's confesses that he knew all along that his mother was sick but didn't visit her before her death because he is no longer as brave as he was in his youth.
Once inside the hospital, he kills a few officers, but is finally shot. The final shot is of Randy Travis - I Told You So morgue, with the soldiers Artiguez killed and Artiguez himself and his dead motherwheeled in on gurneys and arranged in a row, dead.
Maurice in Vincennes. Lowenstein played a part in making contact between the filmmakers and anti-Francoist Spanish exiles in France. Filming began on June 13,and continued for a little over days, running nearly a month over schedule. After Columbia previewed the film for US I Wanna Be Where You Are - Marvin Gaye - I Want You, they decided that an intro was needed to provide background relating to the Spanish Civil War, so clips from the documentary about the war To Die in Madrid were interspersed with dialogue explaining the conflict.
The instrumentation consists mainly of Spanish-style guitar, woodwind instruments, harpsichordand the harp. Despite promotional tours by Peck in the US Manuel And Girl In Cafe - Maurice Jarre - Behold A Pale Horse Zinnemann London and Paris the film did not have a large reception the box-office receipts not being enough even to recoup the costs of production.
According to Zinnemann this was because the Spanish Civil War had slipped from the memories of its audience. Frankovich estimated that the studio had lost "millions" in the year since it had decided to go ahead with production against the wishes of the Spanish government. According to Allmoviethe film was scheduled to be shown on national television in the United States, but was cancelled at the Manuel And Girl In Cafe - Maurice Jarre - Behold A Pale Horse of the Spanish government.
Often compared to the previous year's Lawrence of Arabiaas it has two of the same lead actors, Zinnemann countered the comparison with "I don't feel any obligation to be successful, success can be dangerous--you feel you know it all. I've learned a great deal from my failures.
One of the film's stars, Omar Sharif, referred to it as a "bad film" by a "good director". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Behold a Pale Horse Original theatrical poster. The reaction to that was a disappointment, but it was justified. The point simply did not get over. I took too much for granted. I thought the Spanish Civil War was still with us, but apparently it is dead, in spite of all those refugees.
There were other troubles too - with the Franco government. I was to blame for playing the Spanish Civil Guard as 'heavies. Columbia suffered heavily through the Franco ban on their films because of 'Pale Horse' but they were wonderfully good about it. Anarchism portal Film portal Spain portal War portal. Gregory Peck: A Biography. Simon and Schuster.
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