This splashy, implausible epic was done on a grand scale by producer-director Kramer (one of his rare non-message films), and it reeks of melodrama and unbelievable dialog. But, as spectacles go, THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION is hard to ignore. A huge cannon is abandoned by the retreating
Spanish army in 1810 during the Peninsular War and Grant, a British naval officer and artillery expert, is ordered to retrieve it. He enlists the aid of guerrilla leader Sinatra and the cannon is painstakingly lifted from the bottom of a gorge and repaired. But instead of turning over the cannon
to Grant, Sinatra insists that it be used to bombard the French occupying the fortress at ...