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“Behold a pale horse”, a movie about Spain years after The Civil War

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Has anyone seen “Behold a pale horse“?   It is a 1964 movie about the Spanish Civil War.    

The story is based on “Killing a mouse on Sunday” a book by Emeric Pressburger.   I have not read the book but plan to check it out.

It is the story of Manuel Artiguez, a veteran of the Civil War, who returns from exile in France to see his ill mother.   He is confronted by Sr. Vinolas, a police chief who sets a trap to arrest him.

The movie includes Gregory Peck as Artiguez, Anthony Quinn as Vinolas and Omar Sharif as the local priest.   

It is a bit slow but very interesting.   I love these black and white films because they used choreography in such a unique way.   Also, the dialogue is very intense.   Frankly, the story could be difficult for someone not familiar with the Spanish Civil War of the late 1930’s.



Written by scantojr

July 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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