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Blockade (1938)

 -  Drama | War  -  17 June 1938 (USA)
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A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with Russian whose father is involved in espionage.

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Norma
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Marco
Leo Carrillo ...
Luis
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Andre Gallinet
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Basil, Norma's Father
Robert Warwick ...
General Vallejo
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Edward Grant
Peter Godfrey ...
Roderigo - Cafe Magician
William B. Davidson ...
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Katherine DeMille ...
Peasant Woman on Train
Fred Kohler ...
Pietro
Carlos De Valdez ...
Major del Rio
Nick Thompson ...
Seppo
George Houston ...
The Troubador (as George Byron)
Lupita Tovar ...
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A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with Russian whose father is involved in espionage. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Romance under Fire ! Love versus Bullets and a million souls

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17 June 1938 (USA)  »

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Castles in Spain  »

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Disclaimer on film and connected paper - Note: Care has been taken to prevent any costume of the production from being accurately that of either side in the Spanish civil war. The story does not attempt to favor any cause in the present conflict, See more »

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Marco: [last lines, after being told to find peace] Marco: Peace? Where can you find it? Our country's been turned into a battlefield! There's no safety for old people and children. Women can't keep their families safe in their houses; they can't be safe in their own fields! Churches, schools, hospitals are targets! It's not war; war is between soldiers! It's murder! Murder of innocent people! There's no sense to it. The world can stop it! Where's the conscience of the world?
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A Movie With and Without Political Content
29 February 2004 | by (School) – See all my reviews

You'd really have to stretch to find a firm connection between this movie and the Spanish Civil War. If you were not a college student such as myself, studying this film, I doubt that you would even consider doing so. Remembering Franco is not a favorite pasttime of the people of this nation. It is a reminder of the fact that there was a leader who was willing to let his whole nation be decimated for personal gain. Yuckie! In the meantime, if you want cheesy, rigid filmmaking starring a paisley-cheeked Henry Fonda, look no further. Contains a love scene in a collapsed building, as well as a chicano actor pretending to be a spanish man pretending to play a flute. Dig the oxymoronic ending!

WARNING!!! Cheesiness may not lead to as many laughs as cheesiness of Tremors!


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