The Angel Wore Red (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Angel Wore Red1960

The Angel Wore Red (1960)





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This is an indecisive, ultimately unconvincing wartime drama set in the 1930s when Spain was caught in a bloody civil war, a situation that is never clearly delineated in that the story supports the fascists without specifically saying so. The hero is a voluntarily defrocked priest, Arturo Carrera (Dirk Bogarde) who is being hunted by the leftist, anti-clerical, and anti-fascist forces. While on the run himself, he encounters a beautiful prostitute, Soledad (Ava Gardner) and as sure as the sun rises, the two fall in love and stay together. Eventually, they are both caught by the anti-Franco fighters who are trying to get their hands on a precious holy relic. The ex-priest is trapped into making a no-win decision between his love for Soledad and his love for the church while she has a similar but more tragic decision to make on her own. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Ava Gardner
as Soledad
Dirk Bogarde
as Arturo Carrera
Joseph Cotten
as Hawthorne
Vittorio De Sica
as Gen. Clave
Aldo Fabrizi
as Canon Rota
Arnoldo Foà
as Insurgent Major
Finlay Currie
as The Bishop
Rossana Rory
as Mercedes
Enrico Maria Salerno
as Capt. Botargas
Robert Bright
as Father Idlefonso
Gustavo De Nardo
as Major Garcia
Nino Castelnuovo
as Capt. Trinidad
Aldo Pini
as Chaplain
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Critic Reviews for The Angel Wore Red

All Critics (1)

An unsatisfactory obscure political film about the Spanish Civil War.

January 7, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Angel Wore Red

Decent story of the Spanish Civil War with a good performance by Dirk Bogarde. Ava Gardner at the height of her beauty is quite wonderful.

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