Behold a Pale Horse

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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 Mildred Dunnock. Halfway through, the film bogs down into ponderous preachifying and moralizing, but overall the film is worth a glance. In 1966, Behold a Pale Horse was scheduled to be telecast on a major American network, but was cancelled at the last minute, reportedly at the behest of the Spanish government.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Behold a Pale Horse is one of those films that a viewer really, really wants to really, really like, but unfortunately it ends up being one of those films that gets an "A" only for effort. Ponderous and overly weighty, Horse has been directed by Fred Zinnemann under the assumption that seriousness of purpose is enough -- and it most definitely is not. Zinnemann does a fine job of creating atmosphere, but he falls very short on creating believable dramatic tension -- and without that, he's not able to sustain the atmosphere he worked so hard to create. There's also a deadening lack of humor in Horse; while this isn't the kind of film that inspires laughs, this lack of any relief only adds to the ponderousness and makes it feel oppressive. The last 15 minutes are quite good, full of action, excitement and tension -- but getting to them requires a bit of a struggle. Things are made easier, thankfully, by an excellent all-star cast. It takes a bit to get used to Gregory Peck as a Spaniard, but his performance is quite good. Even better is Anthony Quinn, evil and oily without being over the top, and there's also solid work from Omar Sharif, Raymond Pellegrin, and Mildred Dunnock. The cast can't make Behold a Pale Horse a great film, but they do more than their share to keep it moving.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2014
  • UPC: 683904533487
  • Original Release: 1964
  • Rating:

  • Source: Mill Creek Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Black & White / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 2:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,557

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck Manuel Artiguez
Anthony Quinn Capt. Vinolas
Omar Sharif Father Francisco
Raymond Pellegrin Carlos
Paolo Stoppa Pedro
Mildred Dunnock Pilar
Daniela Rocca Rosanna
Christian Marquand Lt. Zaganar
Marietto Angeletti Paco Degas
Perette Pradier Maria
Zia Mohyeddin Luis
Rosalie Crutchley Teresa
Laurence Badie
Martin Benson
Jean-Claude Bercq
Claude Berri
Claude Confortes
José-Luis de Villalonga
Alain Saury
Molly Urquhart
Elisabeth Wiener
Michel Lonsdale Reporter
Technical Credits
Fred Zinnemann Director, Producer
Jean Badal Cinematographer
Joan Bridge Costumes/Costume Designer
Auguste Capelier Art Director
Elizabeth Haffenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
J.P. Miller Screenwriter
Walter Thompson Editor
Alexandre Trauner Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Behold a Pale Horse
1. Chapter 1 [28:22]
2. Chapter 2 [47:47]
3. Chapter 3 [25:57]
4. Chapter 4 [18:54]
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