The ‘Pez Espada’ was a cinema hotel. But there were more movie stars than shootings on its premises. However, this temple of relaxation hosted one of the most controversial film events in history with Frank Sinatra as the guest star. While filming in ‘El Chorro’ the war movie ‘ Von Ryan’s Express’, the actor and singer starred in another warlike episode in the hotel with a scandal that went around the world when an aspiring actress and a photographer tried to have their picture taken with the Hollywood star. The couple reported the actor for assault and the police went to the hotel to take statement from ‘La Voz’, but the artist refused and ended up hitting his bones at the Malaga police station, where he was fined for contempt of authority. The actor had to pay a fine of 25,000 pesetas (150 euros at current exchange rates) and the memory of that controversial visit is kept in the hotel’s Frankie’s Café, where it is essential to have a cocktail or coffee in memory of Sinatra.