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The pride and the passion
Grant, Cary, 1904-1986.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sensational film about the Spanish War of Independence (1810). After Napoleon's invasion of Spain, a group of guerillas (led by Frank Sinatra) attempt to transport what was in those days the biggest cannon in the world, across Spain to Avila, where they intend to counterattack against the French army headquartered there. But a British Navy captain (Cary Grant) is trying to locate the cannon for the British to use against Napoleon. Adding romance to the plot is Sophia Loren, who becomes the object of Grant's and Sinatra's affections.
General Note:
Based on the novel "The gun" by C.S. Forester.

Videodisc release of the 1957 motion picture.

Not rated.

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DVD 6693 Adult DVD Central Library

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Set during the Napoleonic Wars. A British officer falls in love with the girlfriend of the leader of the Spanish guerilla fighters. Based on the novel by C. S. Forester.

Author Notes

A native of Hoboken, New Jersey, Frank Sinatra is an American icon and singer of popular American songs. Although he originally wanted to be a sportswriter, listening to Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday inspired Sinatra to become a singer. Like many of his contemporaries, Sinatra never learned to read music, but he had a natural talent for singing and for entertainment. Sinatra stirred young female fans of the World War II era to fainting frenzy at his performances. The media dubbed Sinatra "Swoonlight Sinatra." Sinatra still sings to large, sold-out audiences throughout the world. His music is reissued on CDs and rereleased in new collections. Sinatra also has had a respectable acting career. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in From Here to Eternity (1953). (Bowker Author Biography)