Cary Grant (North by Northwest), Frank Sinatra (From Here to Eternity) and Sophia Loren (Two Women) set the screen ablaze with a burning passion in director Stanley Kramer’s (Judgment at Nuremberg) epic The Pride and the Passion.
Set against the backdrop of the Peninsular War, Cary Grant stars as Captain Anthony Trumbell, a British soldier tasked with securing a large cannon abandoned by the Spanish army when Napoleon’s troops marched through and conquered Spain. The cannon, believed to be the largest in the world, would help England in their fight against the French. With the aid of peasant rebels led by Miguel (Frank Sinatra) and Juana (Sophia Loren), Trumbell must first agree to help them restore the gun to defeat the French on Spanish soil.
The Pride and the Passion is directed by nine-time Academy Award nominee Stanley Kramer from a screen story and screenplay written by Edna Anhalt and Edward Anhalt based on the C.S. Forester novel The Gun, photographed by five-time Academy Award nominee Franz Planer (Champion, Roman Holiday), scored by George Antheil (In a Lonely Place) and features supporting performances by Theodore Bikel (My Fair Lady), John Wengraf (Judgment at Nuremberg) and Jay Novello (What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?).