Behold a Pale Horse 08/06/19

Twilight Time

Here’s a suspenseful, quality thriller with fine characterizations, set in a grim but meaningful place — Fascist Spain in the late 1950s, when Franco’s police still hold the country in a tight grip. The very modern story (by Emeric Pressburger) is also timeless: the old lost-cause warrior takes on one last mission into enemy territory. Gregory Peck (he’s good) is the legendary raider on a mission to kill an old enemy, Anthony Quinn. A beautiful B&W production, co-starring Omar Sharif, Raymond Pellegrin, Paolo Stoppa, Mildred Dunnock, Daniela Rocca and Christian Marquand. On Blu-ray from Twilight Time.