Behold a Pale Horse
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Behold a Pale Horse
By 1964, it was possible for a major studio to make a film touching upon the Spanish Civil War without having to answer to some senate investigating committee or other. Based on Emeric Pressburger's novel A Mouse on Sunday, Behold a Pale Horse stars Gregory Peck as a 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. Priest Omar Sharif advises Peck that he's being tricked, but Peck is determined to return to Spain to bid farewell to his dying mother… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Peck is very good, Quinn is superb, and everyone involved with this powerful movie should take a bow."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The drama is too diffuse for excitement."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"...elevated by some expectedly great acting."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The film's best asset is the stirring performance by Gregory Peck as an aging revolutionary."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Behold a Pale Horse may be flawed, but is well worth taking a look at."
‑ , Film4
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