Based of the Graham Greene novel about a revolutionary priest in Central America. A priest who is The Fugitive is trying to getaway from the authorities who have denounced Christianity and want anyone linked to it dead. The Fugitive finds shelter with an Indian Woman (The Woman), a faithful parishioner, who gives the priest directions to Puerto Grande, where he could then board a ship and sail to freedom in America. On his journey to Puerto Grande, he meets up with a man who says he will protect him. In reality, he is the Police Informer and once The Fugitive realizes this, he is back on the run, but the Police Informer is never far behind along with the authorities. Written by
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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 12, 1951 with Henry Fonda
reprising his film role. See more
A Refugee Doctor
Oh, don't be so hard on yourself. A man is entitled to a little pride.
Not in my profession.
Referenced in Notes from Under the Volcano
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
("The Dying Cowboy") (uncredited)
American folk ballad based on an older sea song (1932)
Variation heard as theme for the Gringo (Ward Bond) See more