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Sophia Loren (Judith)
Peter Finch (Aaron Stein)
Jack Hawkins (Major Lawton)
Hans Verner (Gustav Schiller)
Sophia's cachet: $1,000,000.
The film was shot in Israel and an entire kibbutz (communal farm) was created and eventually destroyed.
Alternate title: Conflict (
Peter Finch is an alcoholic and usually goes out every night to get plastered.
Arab countries will boycot all Sophia Loren's films following her participation in Judith.
Third Mann movie in Sophia's acting career. She did her
"At the time, an uneasy truce existed between
Warrren G. Harris, Sophia Loren: A Biography.
even more measured and capable of
expressing inner feelings, brings into focus the difficult role of the
persecuted by her husband, who becomes an object of pleasure for the
lives only for hatred and revenge, although in her heart there is still
for more delicate feelings. (...) Sophia is the most expressive of all."
is lending her name and her presence to a routine cloak-and-dagger
film that, without her, would get no more attention - and would deserve
- than a quickie on the lower end of a double-bill... And it also gives
some good views of Miss Loren, who looks pretty snappy in the
tight-fitting shorts and sweater - not to mention a black wig worn by a
girl in a kibbutz."
Loren accepts with great conviction a role that has biblical
resonance and produces fine results."
Sophia is not a woman you ever make a pass at if you happen to be alone
her. (...) She is one of those marvelous natural creations you feast
on and leave it at that. Her whole attitude is professional, with no
undertow to drag you off course, and what a sense of humor!"
Dennis Powers, Oakland Tribune, 23 feb 1966