The Pride and the Passion
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As was his custom, producer/director Stanley Kramer made some iconoclastic casting decisions when mounting his $5 million production The Pride and the Passion. Adapted from The Gun, a novel by C. S. Forester, the film is set in Spain during the Napoleonic wars. Captain Anthony Trumbull (Cary Grant), a British military officer, is ordered to retrieve a large and unwieldly abandoned cannon, then transport the weapon to the British lines, where it will be used to attack the French garrison at Avila. Hotheaded guerilla leader Miguel (Frank Sinatra) agrees to help Trumball move the cannon over hill… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Top credit must go to the production."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The script, adapted from Forester's novel, is as thick and ridiculous as the casting."
‑ , Film4
"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."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"As a war movie or a romance, The Pride and the Passion fizzles."
‑ Kurt Dahlke, Apollo Guide
"The whole thing is a miscast mess."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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