Reportedly based on the real-life exploits of Francisco Sabater, BEHOLD A PALE HORSE tells the story of a Spanish guerrilla named Manuel Artiguez (an oddly cast Gregory Peck), who lives in exile in France and still leads raids on Spain from Pau, continuing a nearly one-man effort after
the end of the Spanish Civil War. Twenty years later, Artiguez is told that his mother, Pilar (Mildred Dunnock), is dying in Spain. What he doesn't realize is that this is a trap set by Capt. Vinolas (Anthony Quinn), the vicious Spanish police chief who has been after Artiguez for years. Pilar,
aware that her son has been set up, pleads with a priest, Fr. Francisco (Omar Sharif), to ...