The Pride And The Passion details
|Starring:||Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, John Wengraf, Frank Sinatra, Theodore Bikel|
|Directors:||Stanley Kramer, Frank Kramer|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - War, Drama - War|
The Pride And The Passion
|Run time:||2 hours 10 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Apr 2004|
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Oh dear. Another good...By a customer from ARMAGH , 18 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Oh dear. Another good adventure novel by CS Forester ground into the dirt. Hornblower on TV is sub standard, but even it is better than this. Frank Sinatra (he won the peninsular war single handed you know) must be in the running for the worst ever accent for this. And why was Sophia Loren ever thought attractive? Bits of this are good, but don't bother if you have ever read the book - it'll drive you mad.
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Visually superb, dialogue poorBy a customer from Innerleithen , 23 Mar 2011The scenery and architectural gems of Spain look wonderful and are shown to best advantage by excellent cinematography. But the story is too long-drawn out and uniform: endless shots of the big gun being dragged up and down with hundreds of extras running hither and thither. The dialogue is embarrassingly clichéd and the three stars seem ill-cast. Sophie Loren's character is a joke and her voluptuous bosom to endlessly shown to advantage as she struts about like a pouter pigeon.
The incessant orchestral music at full blast is an added irritation.
The pride and the passionBy a customer from Kidlington , 02 Feb 2009Not one of Cary Grant's finest films but still very enjoyable. Has a good strong cast including Frank Sinatra and Sofia Loren as the love interest.
This is some of the the worst casting I've ever seenBy jennifer claire from Ireland , 17 Mar 2008Sinatra s a Spanish peasant guerilla fighter? His accent is as dodgy as his wig, Sophia Loren, though fantastically photogenic, is completely unbelievable as his inspiration, as is her falling for Cary Grant's Cartoon Brit character, or his falling for hers, for that matter.
And : They are all after a giant cannon, Freud how are ye? The whole thing is proof if proof were needed that drugs were rife in Hollywood long before Easy Rider.
oh cary, what did you do?By zoe yellowlees from east sussex , 30 Apr 2007I think Cary Grant was fantastic.... but even his most ardent fans recognise that he sometimes made some dodgy choices and this is one of them. The accent.... the wig.... well these things can be forgiven but all this America, 'land of the free' malarky is harder to swallow! I was moderately entertained due to my respect for the Granter. However, I would advise all but the die-hard to steer clear!
Size matters..........By a customer from Wales , 10 Feb 2007Obviously size matters when warfare wants bigger cannons. This film portrays the Spanish people as an heroic guerilla band who, despite the retreat of their Army rescue a gun, argue with an English Naval Captain and attack a walled city. Yeah sur. The acting is at times less than great, the plot ridiculous and yet, it makes a fair action movie.