Celebrating Anthony Quinn: Behold a Pale Horse (1964)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Thu, 2015-03-26 18:00 - 20:00

Anthony Quinn:  A 100 Year Legacy

A year-long celebration by the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and in collaboration with Rhode island Libraries

Behold a Pale Horse                       Directed by: Fred Zinneman, 1964

Starring: Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif

Manuel has been on the run for 15 years - and now it seems his time is up. Gregory Peck stars as Manuel, a guerilla leader who has been sought by a cruel police captain named Vinolas (Anthony Quinn) for fifteen years but has always managed to elude him. Upon learning that his mother is dying, Manuel is forced into the open, where Vinolas awaits. 

Anthony Quinn did most of his best work in the 1950s and 1960s.  He played Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata (1952), a performance that won him an Academy Award for Actor in a Supporting Role.  Quinn received that same honor again in 1956 for his portrayal of the painter Paul Gauguin in Lust for Life with Kirk Douglas.  He was also nominated for Best Actor in 1957 for Wild Is the Wind and in 1964 for Zorba the Greek.  Quinn achieved box-office success with starring roles in the Guns of Navarone (1961) with Gregory Peck and David Niven and Laurence of Arabia (1962) with Peter O’Toole.

Often overlooked, Beyond a Pale Horse (1964) did not have a large reception.  According to Fred Zinnemann, the director, this was because the Spanish Civil War had slipped from the memories of its audience.  Incensed by scenes showing Vinolas with a mistress and taking bribes, the government of Francisco Franco denied filming as well as distribution in Spain, causing problems for its distributor, Columbia Pictures.

118 minutes

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.

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