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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Marco
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Luis
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Andre Gallinet
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Edward Grant
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Basil, Norma's Father
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Vallejo
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Pietro (as Fred Kohler Sr.)
Carlos De Valdez ...
Major Del Rio
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Roderigo - Cafe Magician
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Beppo
Rosina Galli ...
Waitress
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Commandant (as Wm. B. Davidson)
Lupita Tovar ...
Cabaret Girl
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Peasant Girl
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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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This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger films re-released theatrically in the 1940s by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for USA television syndication in 1950. It was first telecast in New York City on WCBS Saturday 1 July 1950. See more »

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Marco: Where is 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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